MINSK, 8 November (BelTA) – Agricultural companies have harvested potatoes on 26,000 hectares, which is 100% of the plan; some 789,900 tonnes of potatoes have been gathered, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
Grain and leguminous crops (including maize) were harvested from 2.35 million hectares, which is 98% of the plan. Agricultural companies and farmers have threshed 9.25 million tonnes of grain.
Maize for grain was harvested from the area of 184,200ha (79.2%), producing 1.231 million tonnes with the average yield at 66.8 centners per hectare. Maize meant for silage and green fodder was harvested from the area of 981,100 hectares, or more than 98.5% of the target.
Vegetables were harvested from 5,970 hectares or 93.7% of the targeted area. Sugar beet was cleared from 87,700 hectares, or 93.9% of the targeted area. More than 3.9 million tonnes of sugar beet was gathered in.