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30 September 2022, 11:01

Almost 96% of area under buckwheat cleared in Belarus

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MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have gathered in buckwheat from 95.8% of the area under this crop, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.

Belarusian agricultural enterprises have harvested cereals and leguminous crops (including maize) from 2.184 million hectares, which is 88.5% of the targeted area. Progress was at 90.4% (363,300ha) in Brest Oblast, 98.5% (352,100ha) in Vitebsk Oblast, 85.1% (355,100ha) in Gomel Oblast, 88.2% (313,700ha) in Grodno Oblast, 85.3% (461,400ha) in Minsk Oblast, and 85.5% (338,500ha) in Mogilev Oblast. All in all, 8.114 million tonnes of grain was threshed by agricultural enterprises and private farms.

Maize for grain has been harvested from an area of 17,430ha, producing 126,700 tonnes with the average yield at 72.7 centners per hectare. Millet has been harvested from an area of 11,700ha (97.8% of the area under this crop), producing 24,000 tonnes with the average yield at 20.6 centners per hectare. Buckwheat has been harvested from an area of 33,100ha (95.8% of the area under this crop), producing 44,600 tonnes with the average yield at 13.5 centners per hectare. Sugar beet has been harvested from 27,600ha, which makes up 29.6% of the targeted area. Other vegetables have been harvested from 3,160ha or 46.7% of the targeted area.

Belarusian agricultural workers cleared 491,200 hectares of land under maize meant for silage and green fodder, which is 52.8% of the plan.

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