Agriculture ministry approves plan for autumn sowing in Belarus in 2022
The Agriculture and Food Ministry of Belarus has approved the plan for autumn field works in 2022, BelTA informs citing the information posted on the website of the ministry.
The area under winter crops to be used as grain should be 1,908,300 hectares, of which 1,480,500 hectares should be allocated for winter cereals, 427,800 hectares for cruciferous vegetables (including 2,5400 hectares for winter rapeseed to be used as grain). The area under winter crops to be used as green fodder will be 179,300 hectares.
The demand for seeds of winter grains is estimated at 423,600 tonnes, including 353,000 tonnes as main reserves, 70,600 tonnes as backup reserves. The demand for seeds of cruciferous crops to be used as grain stands at 2,572 tonnes, including 2,540 tonnes of winter rapeseed.
Winter sowing will require 373,600 tonnes of mineral fertilizers (47,700 tonnes of nitrogen, 113,300 tonnes of phosphate and 212,600 tonnes of potash fertilizers). The need for diesel fuel is estimated at 258,000 tonnes, for gasoline at 16,200 tonnes.
Vitebsk Oblast and Mogilev Oblast will carry out winter sowing of grain on 5-25 September, Minsk Oblast on 5-30 September, Grodno Oblast on 10-30 September, Gomel Oblast on 10 September - 5 October, and Brest Oblast on 15 September - 5 October.