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Spring sowing nearing completion in Belarus


Spring crops in Belarus have been sown on 2.3 million hectares, which is 94.1% of the target area, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 24 May, spring cereals and leguminous crops (including corn, buckwheat, and millet) were planted on the area of 1.087 million hectares (100.9% of the plan).

The sowing of sugar beet and spring rapeseed has been completed. The sowing of flax is in progress only in Vitebsk Oblast where 41,700 hectares or 97.9% of the area designated for this crop has been planted.

The sowing of the following crops is nearing completion: corn (1,016,000 hectares, or 89.8% of the area), vegetables (4,220 hectares, or 91.7%), annual grasses (253,800 hectares, or 83.1%).

Work is underway to sow buckwheat (22,000 hectares, or 72.7%) and millet (3,810 hectares, or 55.2%).

The total area of spring crops in Belarus this year is estimated at almost 2.5 million hectares.

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