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22 April 2022, 13:02

Potato planting begins in Belarus

MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – Belarusian farmers started planting potatoes, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 22 April, corn was planted on the area of 18,400 hectares, or 1.69% of the targeted area. All the regions, except Vitebsk Oblast, have launched corn planting.

Early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were planted on the area of 508,200 hectares, 78.9% of the targeted area. Planting was done on 58.5% of the designated area in Vitebsk Oblast, 92.6% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 32.3% of the area in Mogilev Oblast. The planting in Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast and Gomel Oblast was completed.

A total of 558,300 hectares of soil (86.7% of the plan) was prepared for sowing early spring cereals and leguminous crops. This year, these crops will be planted on the area of 644,300 hectares.

Belarusian agricultural workers are also planting colza (8,310 hectares, or 26.2% of the plan), flax (15,200 hectares, or 30.7%), sugar beet (39,600 hectares, or 40.2%), annual grasses (65,300 hectares, or 23.4%), vegetables (1,170 hectares, or 18.9%). Potatoes were planted on 450 hectares, or 2.24% of the target.

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