MINSK, 14 May (BelTA) - Belarusian agricultural workers have planted vegetables on 68.6% of the planned area, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 14 May, early spring crops (including buckwheat and millet) were planted on the area of 695,700 hectares. Planting was done on 97.7% of the designated area in Brest Oblast, 97% of the area in Grodno Oblast, 95.5% of the area in Minsk Oblast, and 93.4% in Mogilev Oblast. Planting in Vitebsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast was completed.
All in all, spring planting in Belarus was completed on the area of 1,804,900 hectares, or 81.2% of the total. Brest Oblast completed planting works on 94.27% of the planned area, Vitebsk Oblast – 83.5%, Gomel Oblast – 68.1%, Grodno Oblast – 91.6%, Minsk Oblast – 84%, and Mogilev Oblast – 65.2%.
Belarusian agricultural workers also continue planting buckwheat (8,540 hectares, or 25.8% of the plan), millet (2,810 hectares, or 29.6%), flax (43,500 hectares, or 87.6%), sugar beet (92,400 hectares, or 93.8%), annual grasses (153,800 hectares, or 57.7%), vegetables (4,250 hectares, or 68.6%). Potatoes were planted on 18,600 hectares, or 90.1% of the target, maize – on 722,700 hectares, 67.9%.
A total of 1,978,000 hectares of soil (89% of the plan) was prepared for sowing spring crops. This year, these crops will be planted on the area of 2,221,900 hectares.