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Winter sowing nearing completion in Belarus

Some 7.3% of winter crops are left to plant in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of the morning of 7 October, winter crops were sown on the area of 1.35 million hectares, which is 92.7% of the target area (1,456,100 hectares). The regional breakdown of the sowing progress is as follows: Brest Oblast (sowing complete), Minsk Oblast (324,300 hectares or 94.2%), Vitebsk Oblast (204,600 hectares or 88.5%), Grodno Oblast (189,900 hectares or 96.4%), Gomel Oblast (189,700 hectares or 79.7%), and Mogilev Oblast (206,800 hectares or 98.2%). 

Grain and leguminous crops (including corn) have been harvested from 2.145 million hectares (90.9% of the target area). Some 6.616 million tonnes of grain have been threshed. Minsk Oblast is leading with more than 1.6 million tonnes threshed. It is followed by Brest Oblast - more than 1.2 million tonnes, Grodno Oblast - more than 1.1 million tonnes, Mogilev Oblast - 871,600 tonnes, Gomel Oblast – 835,600 tonnes, Vitebsk Oblast – 790,500 tonnes.