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05 September 2022, 10:19

Almost 37% of buckwheat areas harvested in Belarus

MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) - Belarusian farmers have cleared 36.7% of areas planted to buckwheat, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of early 5 September, grain and leguminous crops (excluding maize) were harvested from 98.1% of the planned area (2.134 million hectares). According to the update information, harvesting was completed on 98.8% of the target (352,400 hectares) in Brest Oblast, 95.3% (343,200 hectares) in Vitebsk Oblast, 99.3% (346,300 hectares) in Gomel Oblast, 98.3% (307,100 hectares) in Grodno Oblast, 98.7% (452,600 hectares) in Minsk Oblast, and 98.4% (332,600 hectares) in Mogilev Oblast.

Agricultural workers harvested millet from 5.780 hectares, or 48.8% of the target, threshing 14,300 tonnes with the average yield at 24.7 centners per hectare. Buckwheat was cropped from 12,700 hectares (36.7%) with 17,100 tonnes threshed (the average yield - 13.5 centners per hectare).

Belarus threshed 8.123 million tonnes of grain. Rapeseed was cut from 337,000 hectares of land (93.1% of the designated area), with 864,500 tonnes threshed (the average yield stood at 25.7 centners per hectare). Belarusian farmers threshed 60.300 tonnes of spring rapeseed.

The procurement plan for 2022 will make up 811,400 tonnes of grain.

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