All regions of Belarus plan to complete the sowing campaign of early grains and leguminous plants till May 7-8, 2010, declared Vasiliy Pavlovsky, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Belarus, on April 30.
According to the Deputy Minister, the country plans to complete the sowing campaign of early crops till May 1. Almost all regions will complete the task, except of Vitebsk oblast. On May 7-8, agricultural enterprises of Vitebsk oblast will also finish the sowing campaign of early crops. To date, agrarians of Vitebsk oblast sowed early grains and leguminous plants throughout 62% of the planned sowing areas only.
To date, Belarus faces the favorable weather, and agrarians expect that the weather will keep in the nearest days, which will assist completing the spring sowing campaign.
The Deputy Minister also declared that to date, agrarians sowed flaxseed throughout 53% of the planned areas. Belarus plans to complete the sowing campaign of maize till May 15.
The country almost has no problems with provision with mineral fertilizers. To date, agricultural enterprises of Belarus stock 90% of the required volumes of mineral fertilizers, explained V.Pavlovsky.