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The sowing campaign is gaining momentum in Belarus; farmers have to sow more than 2.3 million hectares

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Published Apr 17, 2024

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In Belarus, the spring sowing of early grain and leguminous crops is almost complete, covering over 2.3 million hectares. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food highlights an increase in the cultivation of winter crops such as barley, wheat, rapeseed, and legumes, thanks to climate changes facilitating earlier sowing and the potential for higher yields. While the cultivation of flax, sugar beets, and potatoes remains stable, there's a notable expansion in vegetable cultivation areas. As of April 15, significant progress has been reported in planting spring crops, including grains, legumes, rapeseed, sugar beets, and corn, across various percentages of the targeted areas.
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Sowing of early grain and leguminous crops is nearing completion In Belarus, farmers will have to sow more than 2.3 million hectares this spring. The head of the Plant Production Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ivan Kaskevich, spoke about this in the BELTA project “The Country Speaks”. According to him, the entire cultivated area is more than 5 million hectares. According to the plan, sowing of spring grains and legumes will be carried out on an area of about 600 thousand hectares. “This year the area of winter barley has been increased by 116.5 thousand hectares. We have grown in winter wheat and rapeseed, and added leguminous crops. We are at the same level as last year in flax, sugar beets and potatoes. We also added areas for vegetables in order to ensure reserves, stabilization funds and not depend on anyone,” a ministry representative said. According to him, the area sown with forage crops has decreased slightly, which is due to the sowing of alfalfa and ...
Source: Agrosektor
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