MINSK, 5 August (BelTA) – Some 612,000 tonnes of winter oilseed rape have been threshed in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 5 August, grain and leguminous crops (excluding maize, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from 30.8% of the planned area (659,500 hectares). Harvesting was completed on 55.1% of the area (190,800 hectares) in Brest Oblast, 13.9% (50,400 hectares) in Vitebsk Oblast, 42.1% (145,900 hectares) in Gomel Oblast, 25.2% (77,000 hectares) in Grodno Oblast, 26.9% (120,700 hectares) in Minsk Oblast, and 22.5% (74,700 hectares) in Mogilev Oblast.
All in all, 2,466,400 tonnes of grain were threshed in Belarus, with the average yield at 37.4 centners per hectare. Malt barley was harvested from 21,300 hectares of land (38.9% of the designated area), with 89,700 tonnes threshed (the average yield stood at 42.2 centners per hectare). Winter oilseed rape was gathered in from 239,500 hectares of land or 77.7% of the targeted area, with 612,000 tonnes threshed at the average yield of 25.6 centners per hectare. Flax was cleared from the area of 28,400 hectares (64.1%). Straw was baled on the area of 344,800 hectares, 52.3% of the target.
As part of the second cutting agricultural workers cut down grass on 766,800 hectares or 75.1% of the targeted area. Some 664,100 tonnes of hay (69.5% of the target), 11.484 million tonnes of haylage (85.5%), and 311,800 tonnes of silage (1.63%) were produced.