MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have harvested winter barley on more than 70% of the area, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 18 July winter barley was harvested from 42,800ha of land (71.8% of the designated area), with 224,500 tonnes threshed (the average yield stood at 52.5 centners per hectare). Winter rapeseed was gathered in from 6,390ha of land or 53.3% of the targeted area.
Cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from 47,100 hectares, which is 2.2% of the designated area. The regional breakdown looks the following: 14,000ha (or 4.06% of the plan) were harvested in Brest Oblast, 3,970ha (1.15%) in Gomel Oblast, 11,400ha (3.72%) in Grodno Oblast, 15,600ha (3.47%) in Minsk Oblast.
All in all, 238,500 tonnes of grain were threshed in Belarus, with the average yield at 50.6 centners per hectare.
As part of the second cutting agricultural workers cut down grass on 465,900 hectares or 45.6% of the targeted area. Some 517,100 tonnes of hay (54.1% of the target), 10.055 million tonnes of haylage (74.9%), and 268,500 tonnes of silage (1.41%) were produced.