MINSK, 2 August (BelTA) – Some 504,000 tonnes of winter rapeseed has been threshed to produce grain, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 2 August, cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from the area of 472,400 hectares, which is 22.1% of the designated area. Brest Oblast cleared 41.9% of the designated area (145,000 hectares), Vitebsk Oblast 6.07% (22,000 hectares), Gomel Oblast 34.7% (120,400 hectares), Grodno Oblast 19.6% (59,200 hectares) and Minsk Oblast 18.6% (83,300 hectares).
All in all, Belarusian farmers cropped 1,774,200 tonnes of grain with the average yield at 37.6 centners per hectare. Winter barley was harvested from 58,800 hectares of land (98.6% of the designated area), with 300,700 tonnes produced and the average yield at 51.2 centners per hectare. Malting barley was gathered from 17,200 hectares, which is 31.4% of the plan, with 72,000 tonnes produced and the average yield at 41.9 centners per hectare. Winter rapeseed was harvested from the area of 204,200 hectares (66.2% of the targeted area), with 504,000 tonnes produced for grain and the average yield at 24.7 centners per hectare. Flax was removed from 25,200 hectares (56.9% of the targeted area).
As part of the second-cut harvest farmers cut down grass on 736,300 hectares (72.1% of the targeted area) and made 643,500 tonnes of hay (67.4% of the target), 11,357,700 tonnes of haylage (84.6%), and 304,000 tonnes of silage (1.59%). A total of 3,594,900 tonnes of feed units has been made out of grass or 37.7% of the targeted amount.