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Belarusian agricultural workers have planted early spring cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) on 54.8% of the planned area, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
As of 14 April, early spring crops were planted on the area of 353,000 hectares. Planting was done on 85.6% of the designated area in Grodno Oblast, 54.5% of the area in Minsk Oblast, 12.9% of the area in Mogilev Oblast, 7.85% of the area in Vitebsk Oblast, 94.2% of the area in Brest Oblast and 86.1% of the area in Gomel Oblast.
A total of 455,100 hectares of soil (70.6% of the plan) was prepared for sowing early spring cereals and leguminous crops. This year, these crops will be planted on the area of 644,300 hectares.
Belarusian agricultural workers are also planting flax (6,030 hectares, or 12.2% of the plan), sugar beet (11,670 hectares, or 11.85%) and annual grasses (31,300 hectares, or 11.22%).