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11 May 2022, 09:01

Belarus starts planting buckwheat, millet

MINSK, 11 May (BelTA) - Belarus has begun to plant buckwheat and millet, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 10 May, early spring cereals and leguminous crops (including buckwheat and millet) were planted on the area of 680,500 hectares. Planting was done on 95% of the designated area in Brest Oblast, 94.9% of the area in Grodno Oblast, 94.7% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 89.1% in Mogilev Oblast. Planting in Vitebsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast was completed.

All in all, spring planting in Belarus was completed on the area of 1,563,200 hectares, or 70.4% of the total. Brest Oblast completed planting works on 84.2% of the planned area, Vitebsk Oblast – 72.5%, Gomel Oblast – 56.6%, Grodno Oblast – 83.3%, Minsk Oblast – 72.8%, and Mogilev Oblast – 52.5%.

Belarusian agricultural workers also continue planting buckwheat (2,600 hectares, or 7.98% of the plan), millet (1,000 hectares, or 10.53%), flax (38,800, or 78.2% of the plan), sugar beet (89,700 hectares, or 91.1%), annual grasses (128,700 hectares, or 48.3%), vegetables (3,490 hectares, or 56.3%). Potatoes were planted on 14,300 hectares, or 69.3% of the target, maize – on 555,700 hectares, or 52.2%.

A total of 1,563,200 hectares of soil (70.4% of the plan) was prepared for sowing spring crops. This year, these crops will be planted on the area of 2,221,900 hectares.

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