MINSK, 6 October (BelTA) – Agricultural works should be completed in time, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he hosted a government meeting on 6 October, BelTA has learned.
“The fall ploughing of the last hectare of land will mean the end of the agricultural year. Fall ploughing should be done in the same fashion as last year,” the head of state demanded.
He noted that even today experts say that last year's good harvest was achieved, among other things, due to increased attention to this issue.
Yet, there are other areas where additional efforts are required. “The most dangerous thing today is to fail to complete the sowing of winter crops that will make the next year's harvest,” the Belarusian leader said. “Get things going. We need to finish sowing. This is the main thing. The second thing is to harvest corn that will be used for grain. This is the second issue that requires immediate action. Naturally, someone has not finished harvesting potatoes or flax, or sugar beets,” the Belarusian leader said.
Speaking about potato harvesting, the president expressed confidence that there will be no problems here, as the work is already on the home stretch. Yet, flax harvesting remains a matter of concern. “If it overstays, it will be rotten,” he warned. He noted that linen products are in great demand.
“And you don't have to take it far. Russia is nearby. They need everything. You can earn this money just across the border. But we need to mobilize, to get united in order to meet consumer needs in Belarus and to earn,” the head of state said.