MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) – Early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, and millet) have been sown on 38.9% of the target area in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 9 April early spring crops were sown on an area of 286,400ha. Progress in sowing these crops reached 96% in Brest Oblast, 61.6% in Grodno Oblast, 59% in Gomel Oblast, 53.2% in Minsk Oblast, 11.32% in Mogilev Oblast, and 5.25% in Vitebsk Oblast.
Soil for sowing early spring cereals and leguminous crops has been tilled on an area of 458,800ha (62.3% of the target area). This year these crops are supposed to occupy 737,100ha.