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01 April 2024, 10:21

Early spring sowing in Belarus almost 40% complete

MINSK, 1 April (BelTA) –  Early spring grain and leguminous crops have been sown on 39.4% of the designated area in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Early spring crops were planted on an area of 274,700 hectares, 11.9% of the target. Early spring grain and leguminous crops (excluding maize, buckwheat and millet) were planted on an area of 245,300 hectares, which is 39.4% of the plan. The regional breakdown is the following: crops were sown on an area of 73,000 hectares in Brest Oblast, 8,700 hectares in Vitebsk Oblast, 32,500 hectares in Gomel Oblast, 66,100 hectares in Grodno Oblast, 61,000 hectares in Minsk Oblast, and 18,300 hectares in Mogilev Oblast.

Annual grasses were planted on 24,600 hectares, which is 13.8% of the plan. Fiber flax was planted on 3,390 hectares (6.83%).

Soil plowing was completed on 385,900 hectares, which is 61.9% of the plan. Fertilizing is also underway: winter grains were fertilized on an area of 1.462 million hectares (95.7% of the plan), cruciferous crops for grain on an area of 388,700 hectares (90.4% of the plan), perennial grasses on arable land on an area of 221,600 hectares (24% of the plan), and improved grasslands on an area of 203,600 hectares (16.2% of the plan).
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