Early spring crops sowing nearing completion in Belarus
Early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, and millet) have been sown on 98.6% of the target area in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 26 April, early spring crops were planted on the area of 726,900ha. Sowing was complete in Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast, and Minsk Oblast. Progress in sowing these crops reached 97.7% in Mogilev Oblast, and 76.5% in Vitebsk Oblast. This year these crops are supposed to occupy 737,100ha.
Flax was sown on the area of 27,200ha or 54.8% of the plan. Sugar beet was sown on the area of 69,200ha or 76.4% of the plan, potatoes were sown on the area of 4,340ha (18.5%).
The total area of spring crops for harvest 2021 in Belarus is estimated at almost 2.5 million hectares. Spring crops were sown on the area of 1 million hectares, or 43.6% of the plan.