Agriculture employs a significant part of the population, produces mandatory foodstuffs for nutrition, provides input to the industry sector, creates demand for industrial products, contributes to exports through products subject to trade, and constitutes an important part of the country’s income. In this context, tea plant cultivation in which a large part of the population is employed in the Eastern Black Sea region appears. Our country ranks 8th in terms of tea production area and 5th in dry tea production in the world. Tea production is carried out by 214 thousand producers in an area of 821 thousand decares of land in Artvin, Giresun, Ordu, Rize and Trabzon provinces in licensed areas in accordance with the Council of Ministers Decision in our country. In our country, ÇAYKUR (General Directorate of Tea Enterprises), the continuation and development of tea production, the determination of tea areas, the licensing of tea areas, the monitoring of tea pruning areas, the purchase of tea, the processing and evaluation of the received tea, etc. duties are carried out.,
Within the scope of the Decision of the Council of Ministers published in the Official Gazette dated April 27, 2012 and the Communiqué Regarding Renewal of Producers Producing Tea Farming in Tea Agricultural Areas, Granting License to Those Who Established Tea Gardens Without Obtaining a License published in the Official Gazette dated February 5, 2013; the tea gardens in the tea farming areas were determined by remote sensing method, overlapping with the land registry records and giving / renewing their licenses and within the scope of the Decision Regarding Compensation of Income Loss Suffered by Producers Due to the Teapots Subjected to Pruning for the Supply of Quality Tea Leaves published in the Official Gazette dated 28 December 2011, it was aimed to detect the teapots subjected to pruning in the tea gardens attached to the license.
In this study, Rize (Çayeli, Fındıklı, Kendirli, Güneysu, Güneyce, Hemşin, Çamlıhemşin) and Trabzon (Başköy-Köprübaşı, Uğurlu-Dernekpazarı, Ormanseven, Ballıca, Hayrat, Çaykara) provinces were selected and the study was carried out for the purpose mentioned above. Instead of climate and topography will create unfavorable conditions determination of the mentioned area and detection of tea areas subject to pruning in Turkey using remote sensing methods without affecting the existing practice field made the crowd teamwork of tea cultivation areas and detection of teapots subject to pruning, healthy analysis of data with geographic information systems and managed in a sustainable manner are discussed in detail.