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Sugar beet harvesting campaign begins in Belarus

Sugar beet harvesting campaign has begun in Belarus. The traditional leader in growing this crop is the Grodno region. Agrarians of the region plan to harvest about two million tons of it there.

The crop yield in 2017 is 515 hundred kilograms per hectare, which is higher than in 2016. According to the preliminary estimation, the level of sugar in the roots is a lot stronger. Plants have begun accepting the new harvest from September 1, 2017. Sweet roots are the most profitable crops.

Andrei Rakut, plant protection agronomist of “Ross” breeding plant:
The crop yield this year will be better than in the previous years, because there were rains, it was warm, and the beets to the most of it, the sugar level is high, higher than last year.

Dmitry Zakharchuk, first deputy chairman-head of the Agriculture and Food department of the Volkovysk District Executive Committee:
Sugar beets are a highly profitable crop. The profit quite often reaches 20-30%.

The Grodno And the Minsk regions have already started clearing the crop, the rest of the regions will start the campaign in the nearest days. The main harvest of sweet beets will be ready in October.

Sugar beet harvesting campaign begins in Belarus