Spring sowing in Belarus almost half over

Spring crops in Belarus have been sown on 1.1 million hectares, which is 45.6% of the target area, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 27 April, early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, and millet) were planted on the area of 735,900ha (99.8%). Sowing was complete in Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Mogilev Oblast. Progress in sowing these crops reached 80.8% in Vitebsk Oblast. This year these crops are supposed to occupy 737,100ha.

Flax was sown on the area of 28,100ha or 56.7% of the plan. Sugar beet was planted on the area of 72,600ha or 80.2% of the plan, potatoes were sown on the area of 5,140ha (22%).

The total area of spring crops for harvest 2021 in Belarus is estimated at almost 2.5 million hectares.