MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – Flax has been harvested on 16,600 hectares or 37.4% of land under flax, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 26 July, Belarusian agricultural workers harvested cereals and leguminous crops (excluding maize, buckwheat and millet) on more than 184,300 hectares, or 8.61% of the area. Harvesting was completed on 21.9% of the targeted area in Brest Oblast (75,800 hectares), 11% in Gomel Oblast (38,300 hectares), 8.59% in Grodno Oblast (26,200 hectares), 8.17% in Minsk Oblast (36,700 hectares).
All in all, 740,800 tonnes of grain were threshed in Belarus, with the average yield at 40.2 centners per hectare. Winter barley was harvested from 56,300 hectares of land (94.5% of the designated area), with 290,700 tonnes threshed (the average yield stood at 51.6 centners per hectare). Malt barley was harvested from 7,020 hectares of land (12.9% of the plan), with 27,600 tonnes threshed and the average yield at 39.3 centners per hectare. Winter rapeseed was gathered in from 102,000 hectares of land or 33.1% of the targeted area, with 241,300 tonnes threshed and the average yield at 23.7 centners per hectare. Straw was cleared from the area of 104,800 hectares (56.9% of what was cut).
As part of the second cutting agricultural workers cut down grass on 638,400 hectares or 62.5% of the targeted area. Some 584,000 tonnes of hay (61.1% of the target), 10.931 million tonnes of haylage (81.4%), and 287,600 tonnes of silage (1.51%) were produced.