MINSK, 18 April (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have planted early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) on 72% of the planned area, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 18 April, early spring crops were planted on the area of 463,800 hectares. Planting was done on 92.3% of the designated area in Grodno Oblast, 87.2% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 31% of the area in Mogilev Oblast, 29.3% of the area in Vitebsk Oblast and 100% of the area in Gomel Oblast. The planting target was acceded by 0.4% in Brest Oblast.
A total of 514,200 hectares of soil (79.8% 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 (12,300 hectares, or 24.8% of the plan), sugar beet (30,600 hectares, or 31.1%) and annual grasses (54,900 hectares, or 19.7%).