Early spring crops planted on over 100,000ha in Belarus

26.03.2024 14:46 / Belarus

MINSK – Early spring crops have been sown on an area of 101,400 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 101,400 hectares, which is 16.3% of the plan. The regional breakdown is the following: crops were sown on an area of 42,400 hectares in Brest Oblast, 2,340 hectares in Vitebsk Oblast, 12,700 hectares in Gomel Oblast, 26,700 hectares in Grodno Oblast, 13,500 hectares in Minsk Oblast, and 3,710 hectares in Mogilev Oblast. Annual grasses were planted on 1,200 hectares, which is 6.31% of the plan.

Soil plowing was completed on 336,100 hectares, which is 44% of the plan. Some 255,200 hectares of land was prepared for sowing early spring crops, which is 41% of the target. Fertilizing is also underway: winter grains were fertilized on an area of 1.25 million hectares (81.9% of the plan), cruciferous crops for grain on an area of 325,400 hectares (75.7% of the plan), perennial grasses on arable land on an area of 149,000 hectares (16.1% of the plan), and improved grasslands on an area of 177,000 hectares (14.1% of the plan).

Source: BelTA

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