MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have finished spring planting in three Belarusian oblasts, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 20 April, early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were planted on the area of 494,200 hectares, 76.7% of the targeted area. Planting was done on 42.5% of the designated area in Vitebsk Oblast, 92.2% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 32.3% of the area in Mogilev Oblast. The planting in Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast and Gomel Oblast was completed.
A total of 540,400 hectares of soil (83.9% of the plan) was prepared for sowing early spring cereals and leguminous crops. This year, these crops will be planted on the area of 644,300 hectares.
Belarusian agricultural workers are also planting flax (14,600 hectares, or 29.5% of the plan), sugar beet (37,700 hectares, or 38%) and annual grasses (62,800 hectares, or 22.5%).