Belarus harvests over 4.8m tonnes of grain
More than 4.8 million tonnes of grain have been harvested in Belarus so far, BelTA learned from the Telegram channel of the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 11 August, 1.519 million hectares planted to grain and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, millet) were harvested, or almost 70.8% of the target. In the lead is Brest Oblast with 282,100 hectares, or 83.6% of the areas cropped. Gomel Oblast cropped 76,2% of its areas (265,400 hectares), Mogilev Oblast – 72.9% (237,800 hectares), Minsk Oblast – 69% (328,800 hectares), Vitebsk Oblast – 64.8% (223,200 hectares) and Grodno Oblast – 58.4% (182,100 hectares).
All in all, 4,862,000 tonnes of grain were threshed, with the average yield at 32 centners per hectare.
The second hay cutting was completed on 762,600 hectares (93.9% of the plan). A total of 830,200 tonnes of hay (74.3% of the target) has been harvested so far, as well as 11,794,000 tonnes of haylage (87.3%) and 339,300 tonnes of silage (1.75%).