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03 November 2021, 10:34

Belarus close to finishing maize harvest

MINSK, 3 November (BelTA) – Maize harvest in Belarus is over 96.6% complete, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 3 November, Belarus cropped 1.115 million hectares of maize, 96.6% of the total maize area in 2021. As of 3 November 2020, a total of 1.081 million hectares (88.7% of the plan) were cropped.

Some 926,900 hectares of maize were harvested for silage and green fodder (99.6% of the plan), 188,500 hectares were harvested for grain (83.9%).

The average yield of maize for grain is 73.1 centners per hectare. It was 69.3 centners per hectare on the same date last year.

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