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15 May 2023, 11:25

Potatoes planted on 81.9% of target area in Belarus

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MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – Potatoes have been planted on 81.9% of the target area in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 15 May, spring crops were planted on the area of 1,935,200ha, or 83.5% of the plan. Progress in planting these crops was estimated at 89.3% in Brest Oblast, 83% in Vitebsk Oblast, 72.1% in Gomel Oblast, 93.8% in Grodno Oblast, 85.2% in Minsk Oblast and 79.3% in Mogilev Oblast.

Belarusian agricultural workers have planted buckwheat on the area of 12,360ha, or 35.8% of the plan, millet on 3,580ha, or 35.5%, vegetables on 3,200ha, or 66.7%, maize on 816,800ha, or 71.7%, including grain maize on 280,100ha, or 104.2% and maize for silage on 536,700ha, or 61.6%, as well as potatoes on 18,700ha, or 81.9%.

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