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02 September 2022, 11:31

Almost 40% of millet areas harvested in Belarus

MINSK, 2 September (BelTA) – Belarusian farmers have cleared 37.8% of areas planted to millet, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of early 2 September, grain and leguminous crops (excluding maize) were harvested from 97.3% of the planned area (2.115 million hectares). According to the update information, harvesting was completed on 98.5% of the target (351,100 hectares) in Brest Oblast, 92.9% (334,600 hectares) in Vitebsk Oblast, 98.5% (343,500 hectares) in Gomel Oblast, 97.4% (304,300 hectares) in Grodno Oblast, 98.3% (451,000 hectares) in Minsk Oblast, and 97.8% (330,500 hectares) in Mogilev Oblast.

Agricultural workers harvested millet from 4.470 hectares, or 37.8% of the target, threshing 11,100 tonnes with the average yield at 24.9 centners per hectare. Buckwheat was cropped from 7,760 hectares (22.4%) with 10,550 tonnes threshed (the average yield - 13.6 centners per hectare).

Belarus threshed 8.069 million tonnes of grain.

Rapeseed was cut from 329,400 hectares of land (91% of the designated area), with 852,700 tonnes threshed (the average yield stood at 25.9 centners per hectare). Belarusian farmers threshed 48.400 tonnes of spring rapeseed.

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

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