MINSK, 29 July (BelTA) – Winter barley has been harvested from 96.5% of the designated area, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 29 July, cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from the area of 287,500 hectares, which is 13.4% of the designated area. Brest Oblast cleared 32% of the designated area (110,600 hectares), Gomel Oblast 20.2% (70,100 hectares), Grodno Oblast – 12.7% (38,600 hectares) and Minsk Oblast – 11.5% (51,700 hectares).
All in all, Belarusian farmers cropped 1,114,600 tonnes of grain with the average yield at 38.8 centners per hectare. Winter barley was harvested from 57,500 hectares of land (96.5% of the designated area), with 296,000 tonnes produced and the average yield at 51.5 centners per hectare. Malting barley was gathered from 11,720 hectares, which is 21.5% of the plan, with 47,700 tonnes produced and the average yield at 40.7 centners per hectare. Winter rapeseed was harvested from the area of 146,600 hectares (47.6% of the targeted area), with 352,200 tonnes produced and the average yield at 24 centners per hectare. Flax was removed from 20,100 hectares (45.3% of the targeted area).
As part of the second-cut harvest farmers cut down grass on 687,700 hectares (67.4% of the targeted area) and made 606,700 tonnes of hay (63.5% of the target), 11,138,400 tonnes of haylage (82.9%), and 293,800 tonnes of silage (1.54%). A total of 3,510,000 tonnes of feed units has been made out of grass or 36.8% of the targeted amount.