MINSK, 28 July (BelTA) – Winter rapeseed was harvested from the area of 131,400 hectares (42.6% of the targeted area), with 314,600 tonnes produced and the average yield at 23.9 centners per hectare, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 28 July, cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from the area of 246,600 hectares, which is 11.5% of the designated area. Brest Oblast cleared 27.7% of the designated area (95,700 hectares), Gomel Oblast 16.9% (58,700 hectares), Grodno Oblast – 11.7% (35,600 hectares) and Minsk Oblast - 10% (45,000 hectares).
All in all, Belarusian farmers cropped 968,400 tonnes of grain with the average yield at 39.3 centners per hectare. Winter barley was harvested from 57,200 hectares of land (96% of the designated area), with 293,900 tonnes produced and the average yield at 51.4 centners per hectare. Malting barley was gathered from 9,640 hectares, which is 17.6% of the plan, with 38,500 tonnes produced and the average yield at 40 centners per hectare. Straw was harvested from 162,400 hectares of land (65.9% of the targeted area). Flax was removed from 18,800 hectares (42.5% of the targeted area).
As part of the second-cut harvest farmers cut down grass on 672,400 hectares (65.9% of the targeted area) and made 600,100 tonnes of hay (62.8% of the target), 11,074,300 tonnes of haylage (82.5%), and 291,500 tonnes of silage (1.53%). A total of 3,488,800 tonnes of feed units has been made out of grass or 36.6% of the targeted amount.