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In 2024, the rapeseed harvest in Belarus will reach a new record

Rape Leaves
Canola Seed & Rapeseed
Belarus
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 19, 2024

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Belarus is poised to harvest over a million tons of rapeseed this year, matching last year's production, as reported by Sergei Kravtsov of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Agriculture. This achievement is due to efforts to boost oilseed production through expanded sowing areas, the introduction of new crop varieties, and a shift in agricultural practices. Rapeseed plays a crucial economic role, serving both as a profitable export and a valuable feed component. Additionally, Belarusian agriculture is experiencing changes, including the cultivation of crops like watermelons and melons, a 20 percent reduction in winter rye sowing, and the discontinuation of fodder beet farming, reflecting evolving livestock breeding methods.
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This year, the rapeseed harvest in Belarus may exceed a million tons. As the Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) reports, this was stated by the Director General of the Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Belarus for Agriculture Sergei Kravtsov. He recalled that last year the gross harvest of this crop in the republic was approximately this figure. However, according to him, this year the farmers themselves announced plans to increase oilseed production. The scientist named several factors that will contribute to this. First of all, these are changes in the structure of sown areas and the presence of new varieties and hybrids. Kravtsov recalled that for more than 20 years, rapeseed was a novelty for Belarus, and farmers did not know what to do with it. “And now we cannot imagine life without this culture,” the specialist noted. In particular, the scientist recalled that this oilseed brings great profits when used as a feed component or for ...
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