Some 6.5% of land under maize left to harvest in Belarus

Some 6.5% of areas planted to maize is left to harvest in Belarus, BelTA learned from the updates posted by the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 9 November, maize was harvested on the area of 1.133 million hectares, or 93.5% of the plan. Belarus harvested 982,500 hectares of maize for silage and fodder (98% of the plan) and gathered 22.591 million tonnes of grass feed with the yield at 229.9 centners per hectare. Harvesting of maize for grain continues and is 72.1% complete: 150,700 hectares were harvested, with 1,043,000 tonnes threshed.

A total of 9.104 million tonnes of grain, including maize, was harvested in the country, with the average yield of 38.8 centners per hectare (34.6 centners per hectare as of the same date in 2019). Minsk Oblast harvested 2.3 million tonnes of grain, Grodno Oblast cropped 1.7 million tonnes, Brest Oblast - over 1.5 million tonnes, Mogilev Oblast – more than 1.2 million tonnes, Vitebsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast over 1.1 million tonnes each.

As of 9 November, sugar beets were removed from 73,100 hectares, or 88.8% of the total areas planted to this crop. Some 3.512 million tonnes of sugar beets were harvested with an average yield of 480.2 centners per hectare. The sugar content stands at 16.27%. As far as other vegetable crops are concerned, Belarusian farmers cleared 5,790 hectares (96.6% of the plan), collected 162,700 tonnes of vegetables, with the yield of 281.1 centners per hectare.

Some 13.823 million tonnes of haylage (109.7% of the target) and 19.466 million tonnes of silage (101.5%) were stocked. Some 9.6 million tonnes of fodder units of grass feed were put in stock as of 9 November (103.3% of the target).