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03 May 2021, 10:32

Spring sowing in Belarus over half complete

MINSK, 3 May (BelTA) – Spring crops in Belarus have been sown on 1.365 million hectares, which is 54.7% of the target area, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 1 May, early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, and millet) were planted on the area of 756,300ha (102.6%). Sowing was complete in Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Mogilev Oblast. Progress in sowing these crops reached 93.2% in Vitebsk Oblast. This year these crops are supposed to occupy 737,100ha.

Flax was sown on the area of 32,900ha or 66.3% of the plan. Sugar beet was planted on the area of 80,900ha or 89.3% of the plan, potatoes were sown on the area of 9,000ha (38.5%).

The total area of spring crops for harvest 2021 in Belarus is estimated at almost 2.5 million hectares.

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