Turkey’s citrus industry has already experienced effects from climate change, Okan Ozkaya, professor at Cukurova University, reported in a recent World Citrus Organisation (WCO) presentation. His presentation was titled Impact of Climate Change in the Citrus Sector in Turkey and the Broader Eastern Mediterranean Area.

“Climate change has been a scenario for many years, but we started to see the effects and reality recently,” stated one of Ozkaya’s concluding slides. It added that “pest management, irrigation regimes and plant stresses started to be more severe.”

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