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15 April 2022, 10:55

Spring planting in Belarus 60% complete

MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have planted early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) on 60% of the planned area, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 15 April, early spring crops were planted on the area of 386,500 hectares. Planting was done on 87.8% of the designated area in Grodno Oblast, 64.7% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 17.2% of the area in Mogilev Oblast, 12.85% of the area in Vitebsk Oblast, 96.5% of the area in Brest Oblast and 92.5% of the area in Gomel Oblast.

A total of 464,000 hectares of soil (72% 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 (8,040 hectares, or 16.2% of the plan), sugar beet (16,300 hectares, or 16.6%) and annual grasses (38,400 hectares, or 13.8%).

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