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Flax pulling completed in Belarus


MINSK, 24 August (BelTA) – All regions in Belarus have completed flax pulling, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 24 August, 92% of the area under grain and leguminous crops and over 88% of the area under rapeseed was cleared in Belarus. A total of 6,784,000 tonnes of grain, including rapeseed, was cropped. This includes 5,849,000 tonnes of grain and leguminous crops and over 935,000 tonnes of rapeseed. Brest Oblast has concluded the harvesting of grain and leguminous crops. Minsk Oblast and Grodno Oblast are on the home stretch.

The flax straw harvest exceeded 37,000 tonnes.

Cereal and legume straws were harvested from 57% of the area. Primary tillage was conducted on 14% of the cleared area.

Winter rapeseed for grain was sown on 95% of the area. Minsk Oblast, Brest Oblast, Vitebsk Oblast and Mogilev Oblast have completed winter rapeseed planting.

Belarusian agricultural workers have also got down to harvesting potatoes. The yield is 320.8 centners per hectare. Some 408,000 tonnes of corn for silage have been cropped so far.

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