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19 March 2024, 09:31

Early spring grains and legumes planted on 22,300ha in Belarus

MINSK, 19 March (BelTA) – Early spring grain and leguminous crops have been sown on an area of 22,300 hectares in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Early spring grain and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were sown on an area of 22,300 hectares, which is 2.93% of the plan. The regional breakdown is the following: crops were sown on an area of 15,300 hectares in Brest Oblast, 220 hectares in Vitebsk Oblast, 2,200 hectares in Gomel Oblast, 3,540 hectares in Grodno Oblast, 850 hectares in Minsk Oblast, and 270 hectares in Mogilev Oblast.

Soil plowing was done on 180,500 hectares, which is 21.9% of the plan. 92,000 hectares of land was prepared for sowing early spring crops, which is 12.1% of the plan. Fertilizing is also underway: winter grains were fertilized on an area of 727,400 hectares (48.3% of the plan), cruciferous crops for grain on an area of 176,700 hectares (41.1% of the plan), perennial grasses on arable land on an area of 79,800 hectares (8.64% of the plan), and improved grasslands on an area of 128,100 hectares (10.2% of the plan).
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