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22 March 2024, 16:16

Over 54,000ha of land planted with early spring grains, legumes in Belarus


MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) – Early spring grain and leguminous crops have been planted on an area of 54,100 hectares in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry of Belarus.

Early spring grain and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were sown on an area of 54,100 hectares, which is 8.68% of the plan. The regional breakdown is as follows: crops were planted on an area of 28,700 hectares in Brest Oblast, 1,070 hectares in Vitebsk Oblast, 6,090 hectares in Gomel Oblast, 13,200 hectares in Grodno Oblast, 4,230 hectares in Minsk Oblast, and 0,830 hectares in Mogilev Oblast. Farmers have planted annual grasses to an area of 6,740 hectares, which accounts for 3.79% of the plan.
Soil plowing was done on 258,300 hectares, or 33.8% of the plan. 183,200 hectares of land was tilled for planting early spring crops, which is 20% of the plan. Fertilizing is also underway: winter grains were fertilized on an area of 1,026,900 hectares (67.2% of the plan), cruciferous crops for grain on an area of 253,600 hectares (59% of the plan), perennial grasses on arable land on an area of 109,300 hectares (11.8% of the plan), and improved grasslands on an area of 158,300 hectares (12.6% of the plan).
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