MINSK, 25 April (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have planted early spring cereals and leguminous crops on 82.7% of the planned area, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 25 April, early spring crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were planted on the area of 533,100 hectares. Planting was done on 67.4% of the designated area in Vitebsk Oblast, 93.2% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 33.3% of the area in Mogilev Oblast. The planting in Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast and Gomel Oblast was completed.
A total of 587,000 hectares of soil (91.1% 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 (10,700 hectares, or 32.4% of the plan), flax (16,300 hectares, or 32.9%), sugar beet (42,600 hectares, or 43.2%).