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Sugar beet planting in Belarus over 94% complete


MINSK, 3 May (BelTA) - Sugar beet has been planted on 84.4% of the designated area in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

Spring crops were sown on 1,268,900 hectares, which is 53.6% of the plan. Early spring grain and leguminous crops (excluding maize, buckwheat and millet) were planted on an area of 567,000 hectares, which is 92.1% of the target.

Spring rapeseed was planted on an area of 27,000 hectares, which is 43.8% of the target. Sugar beet was planted on 97,500 hectares (94.4%), maize on 382,900 hectares (31.2%), including grain maize (68.8%), potatoes on 4,790 hectares (28.7%), vegetables on 2,170 hectares (43.2%).

Annual grasses were planted on 131,400 hectares, which is 59.8% of the plan. Flax was sown on an area of 38,300 hectares, which is 77.3% of the plan.

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