MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – Some 3.7 million tonnes of grain have been harvested in Belarus so far, BelTA learned from the press service of the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 4 August, 1,153,500 hectares of grain and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, millet) were harvested, or almost 53.8% of the target. In the lead is Brest Oblast with 235,100 hectares or 69.7% cropped. Gomel Oblast harvested 200,900 hectares or 57.7%, Grodno Oblast – 134,300 hectares, or 43.1%, Minsk Oblast - 247,300 hectares or 51.9%, Mogilev Oblast - 164,800 hectares or 50.5%, Vitebsk Oblast - 171,400 hectares or 49.7%.
All in all, 3,735,000 tonnes of grain were threshed, with the average yield at 31.8 centners per hectare.
The second hay cutting was completed on 743,800 hectares (91.6% of the plan). A total of 810,400 tonnes of hay (72.6% of the target) has been harvested so far, as well as 11,628,000 tonnes of haylage (86.1%) and 332,800 tonnes of silage (1.72%).