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12 August 2022, 12:02

Winter rapeseed harvested on 92% of designated area in Belarus

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MINSK, 12 August (BelTA) – Winter rapeseed to be used as grain has been harvested from 92.2% of the area in Belarus, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.

“As of the morning 12 August, cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from the area of 1,168,900 hectares, which is 54.6% of the designated area. Brest Oblast cleared 85.1% of the designated area (294,300 hectares), Vitebsk Oblast 36.5% (132,200 hectares), Gomel Oblast 61.9% (214,600 hectares), Grodno Oblast 46.7% (142,500 hectares) and Minsk Oblast 52.6% (236,100 hectares) and Mogilev Oblast 44.9% (149,200 hectares).

All in all, Belarusian farmers cropped 4,392,800 tonnes of grain with the average yield at 37.6 centners per hectare. Last year the average yield at this stage of harvesting was lower, 31.9 centners per hectare, the ministry informed.

Winter rapeseed to be used as grain was harvested from 284,000 hectares or 92.2% of the area, with 751,300 tonnes threshed and the average yield at 26.5 centners per hectare. Some 283,100 hectares have already been prepared to plant this crop, which is 66.9% of the plan. Winter rapeseed to be used as grain was sown on 29,820 hectares, or 7.03% of the plan. Malting barley was gathered from 28,700 hectares, which is 52.6% of the plan, with 121,400 tonnes threshed and the average yield at 42.2 centners per hectare (32.8 centners per hectare in 2021).

Flax was removed from 35,600 hectares (80.5% of the targeted area).

As part of the second cutting agricultural workers cut down grass on 818,700 hectares or 80.2% of the plan. Some 698,800 tonnes of hay (73.2% of the target), 11.670 million tonnes of haylage (86.9%), and 323,900 tonnes of silage (1.7%) were produced.

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