Updated at 13:28,27-05-2022

Spring planting in Belarus 74% complete


Spring planting in Belarus 74% complete
Belarusian agricultural workers have planted early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) on 74.1% of the planned area, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 19 April, early spring crops were planted on the area of 477,700 hectares. Planting was done on 93.7% of the designated area in Grodno Oblast, 91.5% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 32% of the area in Mogilev Oblast, 35.6% of the area in Vitebsk Oblast and 100% of the area in Gomel Oblast. The planting target was acceded by 0.8% in Brest Oblast.

A total of 525,200 hectares of soil (81.5% 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 flax (13,800 hectares, or 27.8% of the plan), sugar beet (35,000 hectares, or 35.6%) and annual grasses (59,600 hectares, or 21.4%).