Agrarians of Belarus started the mass planting campaign of winter grains, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus declared.
As of the reporting date, all regions of the country planted grains throughout the areas of 93 thousand ha, or 6.9% of the plan.
The general planned areas for winter crops planting in the current year exceeds 1.345 million ha. In particular, the planted areas under wheat for the harvest-2017 will reach 540-560 thousand ha, triticale – 530-550 thousand ha, winter rye – 270-280 thousand ha, winter barley – 15-20 thousand ha.
According to the Ministry, agrarians prepared the soil for planting of winter grains throughout more than 670 thousand ha, or 50% of the plan. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)