Flax harvesting reaches final phase in Belarus
11:05 08 Октября’20

Flax harvesting is coming to a close in Belarus, BelTA learned from the updates posted by the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 8 October, flax straw was harvested on the area of 45,200 hectares or 94.5% of the area under this crop. Some 143,100 tonnes of flax was procured, with the average yield at 36.7 centners per hectare (in 2019, the yield as of the same date was 31.7 centners per hectare).

A total of 706,800 hectares of the area under maize was harvested in Belarus, which is 58% of the plan. Belarus harvested 681,900 hectares of maize for silage and fodder (67.8% of the plan) and gathered 16.388 million tonnes of grass feed with the yield at 240.4 centners per hectare. Harvesting of maize for grain is underway and is 11.7% complete: 24,900 hectares were harvested, with 156,600 tonnes threshed.

Belarusian agricultural workers threshed 8.212 million tonnes of grain. The average yield was 37 centners per hectare (in 2019, the yield as of the same date was 32.5 centners per hectare). Minsk Oblast harvested 2 million tonnes of grain, Grodno Oblast cropped more than 1.5 million tonnes, Brest Oblast over 1.3 million tonnes, Mogilev Oblast over 1.1 million tonnes, Vitebsk Oblast more than 1 million tonnes, Gomel Oblast over 900,000 tonnes.

In addition, some 861,500 tonnes of hay (85.3% of the plan), 13.34 million tonnes of haylage (105.9%) and 14.106 tonnes of silage (73.6%) was stocked. Plans are in place to procure 9.3 million tonnes of fodder units of grass feed, most of them in Minsk Oblast and Brest Oblast. By this time, 85.8% of the plan has been fulfilled.

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