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21 March 2024, 10:29

Early spring crops planted on over 43,000ha in Belarus

MINSK, 21 March (BelTA) - Early spring grain and leguminous crops have been sown on an area of 43,300 hectares in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Early spring grain and leguminous crops (excluding maize, buckwheat and millet) were planted on an area of 43,300 hectares, which is 6.94% of the plan. The regional breakdown is the following: crops were sown on an area of 24,200 hectares in Brest Oblast, 670 hectares in Vitebsk Oblast, 4,590 hectares in Gomel Oblast, 10,140 hectares in Grodno Oblast, 3,020 hectares in Minsk Oblast, and 640 hectares in Mogilev Oblast.

Soil plowing was completed on 236,600 hectares, which is 31% of the plan. Some 154,000 hectares of land was prepared for sowing early spring crops, which is 24.7% of the target. Fertilizing is also underway: winter grains were fertilized on an area of 950,800 hectares (62.2% of the plan), cruciferous crops for grain on an area of 228,100 hectares (53.1% of the plan), perennial grasses on arable land on an area of 102,000 hectares (11.1% of the plan), and improved grasslands on an area of 151,500 hectares (12% of the plan).
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