MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have harvested malt barley on 35.1% of the areas, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 4 August cereals and leguminous crops (excluding maize, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from 586,200 hectares, which is 27.4% of the designated area. The regional breakdown looks the following: 173,900ha (or 50.3% of the plan) were harvested in Brest Oblast, 38,500ha (10.63%) in Vitebsk Oblast, 137,800ha (39.7%) in Gomel Oblast, 68,300ha (22.4%) in Grodno Oblast, 105,400ha (23.5%) in Minsk Oblast, 62,300ha (18.7%) in Mogilev Oblast.
All in all, 2,189,800 tonnes of grain were threshed in Belarus, with the average yield at 37.4 centners per hectare. Malt barley was harvested from 19,100ha of land (35.1% of the designated area), with 80,400 tonnes threshed (the average yield stood at 42 centners per hectare). Winter rapeseed was gathered in from 227,500ha of land or 73.8% of the targeted area, with 572,200 tonnes threshed at the average yield of 25.2 centners per hectare. Flax was cleared from the area of 27,200 hectares (61.3%). Straw was baled on the area of 304,200ha, 51.9% of the target.
As part of the second cutting agricultural workers cut down grass on 757,600 hectares or 74.2% of the targeted area. Some 657,100 tonnes of hay (68.8% of the target), 11.442 million tonnes of haylage (85.2%), and 310,700 tonnes of silage (1.63%) were produced.