Belarus harvests 2m tonnes of grain

27 July (BelTA) - The first two million tonnes of grain have been harvested in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 27 July, 621,300 hectares of grain and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, millet) were harvested, or almost 29% of the target. In the lead is Brest Oblast with 147,700 hectares or 43.8% cropped. Gomel Oblast harvested 120,600 hectares or 34.6%, Grodno Oblast – 66,500 hectares, or 21.3%, Minsk Oblast - 122,600 hectares or 25.7%, Mogilev Oblast -81,900 hectares or 25.1%, Vitebsk Oblast - 82,100 hectares or 23.8%).

All in all, 2,037,000 tonnes of grain were threshed, with the average yield at 32.8 centners per hectare.

The second hay cutting was completed on 705,900 hectares (86.9% of the plan). A total of 760,500 tonnes of hay (68.1% of the target) has been harvested so far, as well as 11,326,000 tonnes of haylage (83.9%)  and 328,400 tonnes of silage (1.7%).