Leonid Zayats: 2018 sowing campaign will be easier than in 2017

Leonid Zayats: 2018 sowing campaign will be easier than in 2017

Spring is a hot season for Belarusian agrarians. In a few weeks’ time they will be out in the fields beginning their working year.

The preparations for the sowing season were discussed by the Council of Ministers on March 13, 2018. The aim of the meeting was to quickly solve the issues which are rather important for the agricultural sector.

Fuel and financing. The state is ready to help responsible farms. As many as BYN 320 million will be given by banks for the spring field works. But the sum will be available after the 2017 used resources are returned.

Leonid Zayats, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus:
The task is to sow 2.7 million hectares of land with spring crops and to provide control over 1.7 million hectares sown with winter crops and rape. This year it will be easier to carry out these works. First of all, as many as 32% of winter tillage were raised, it simplifies work. Secondly, 25% of mineral fertilizers more have been saved this year.

The way to a good harvest is challenging. In 2018 agrarians have to increase the production of agricultural goods by 5%. Nearly everything is ready for the work in the fields.