MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – Early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, and millet) have been sown on 91.3% of the target area in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 22 April early spring crops were planted on the area of 673,100ha. Sowing was complete in Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast, and Minsk Oblast. Progress in sowing these crops reached 80% in Mogilev Oblast, and 57.8% in Vitebsk Oblast.
Soil for sowing early spring cereals and leguminous crops was tilled on the area of 740,300ha (100.4% of the target area). This year these crops are supposed to occupy 737,100ha.
Flax was sown on the area of 21,500ha or 43.3% of the plan.