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Harvesting campaign

04.10.2017

Over 8 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus
Over 8 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus The harvest of 2017 turned out to be better than in 2016. The harvesting of grain legumes has finished completely. The last hectares of panic grass and buckwheat are still to be harvested. Despite the weather, the total harvest increased by 10% thanks to the sensible approach of the agrarians. As a whole the grain yield increased by two hundred kilograms per hectare. Belarusian agrarians have harvested eight million tons of grain in total.

01.10.2017

President Lukashenko visits "Kukhchitsy" farm in Kletsk District
President Lukashenko demands faster autumn harvesting works The next year in agriculture will be the year of farming efficiency. Such indications were given by Alexander Lukashenko during his working visit to the Minsk region.

30.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to concentrate on farming efficiency in 2018
Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to concentrate on farming efficiency in 2018 Alexander Lukashenko gave instructions to make 2018 the year of farming efficiency in agriculture. On September 29, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited the Kletsk district in the Minsk region. The necessity of concentrating on amelioration and crop-engineering works, the issue of reclamation of the territories of former farms were discussed during the visit.

27.09.2017

How do Belarusian agrarians dig, store and deliver potatoes to markets?
How do Belarusian agrarians dig, store and deliver potatoes to markets? It’s time to dig, sort and fry: potato harvesting is in full swing. The north of the country has already done half of the work. The harvest promises to be good, despite the problematic summer of 2017. Sunny days allow the agrarians o do work in the fields. Mikhail Bulatov planted potatoes on 50 acres of land and dug 5 tons in a couple of hours- the combine harvester was provided by the collective farm, where a mechanization specialist works. For three weeks the man has been harvesting potatoes from the collective farm’s fields- 60 tons in one shift.

20.09.2017

Record spring rape yields in Belarus in 2017
Record spring rape yields in Belarus in 2017 The southern regions of Belarus have already coped harvesting spring rape and works in the north of the country are also nearing completion. Forecasts regarding the harvest have confirmed - this year it is record high. Press cake is a by-product, but for farms this is the main product, since it's a good animal feed. Seeds are squeezed under a press at a certain temperature. Production is automatic.

06.09.2017

Grodno Region begins sugar beet harvesting campaign
Grodno Region begins sugar beet harvesting campaign 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.

05.09.2017

What issues were discussed at the meeting of President Lukashenko with security officials?
What issues were discussed at the meeting of President Lukashenko with security officials? The invited foreign observers can personally see the peaceful tasks of the Belarusian-Russian exercises West 2017.
Sugar beet harvesting campaign begins in Belarus
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.
Belarus President warns against negligence during harvesting
Belarus President warns against negligence during harvesting Meeting with security officials the Belarus President touched upon a number of issues. In particular, he commented on the fulfillment of his instructions such as monitoring the harvesting campaign.

04.09.2017

Belarusian agrarians plan to harvest 10 million tons of grain
Belarusian agrarians plan to harvest 10 million tons of grain As many as 10 million tons of grain! This is the total weight of Belarusian bread which is expected in 2017. The interim results of the harvesting campaign have been reported to the President on August 31. A good harvest guarantees food security for Belarus. The President was interested in other agricultural works and the development of the agricultural complex as a whole. Evgeny Parfenov is in the field for the second month. He harvested every forth ton of grain, then he helped his neighbors. When sweetcorn got ripe, he changed the combine harvester.

27.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko harvests 105 tons of potatoes on private farmstead
Alexander Lukashenko harvests 105 tons of potatoes on private farmstead Alexander Lukashenko dedicated August 26 to harvesting. The day of the President wasn’t busy and he works on his plot of land. Alexander Lukashenko was harvesting potatoes. President Lukashenko and his youngest son Nikolai spent the whole day out in the field. Of course, the helpers of the President were with him. This has become a good old tradition.
Belarusian agrarians have 5% of fields to harvest left
Belarusian agrarians have 5% of fields to harvest left Belarusian agrarians are approaching the finishing line. Slightly more than 5% of the fields are left to be harvested. This includes the fields of farmers and private plots of land. The weather forecast promises to be good in the nearest days, which will certainly help agrarians to finish the harvesting campaign. What is more, some of the regions are to hold regional Dozhinki (harvest festival) this weekend.

23.08.2017

One third of fields left to be harvested in Vitebsk region
One third of fields left to be harvested in Vitebsk region The orange level of danger has been announced in Belarus for August 23. Heavy rains and strong winds up to 22 meters per second is a discouraging forecast for the agrarians. The harvesting campaign has practically finished in Belarus; however, the north of the country (the Vitebsk region) is waiting for every fine day.

22.08.2017

Belarusian agrarians plan to harvest 8 million tons of grain
Belarusian agrarians plan to harvest 8 million tons of grain Belarusian agrarians are planning to harvest over 8 million tons of grain in 2017. What is more, it will be 800 thousand tons more than in the previous year. Meanwhile, there are few fields left to clear. The Gomel and the Brest regions have announced about the end of the harvesting campaign. Vitebsk region, which started the harvesting campaign later than the other regions, has harvested 60% of the fields. Extra machinery is planned to be sent to the region for help.
Harvesting campaign 2017 comes to end
Harvesting campaign 2017 coming to end About 90% of the fields have been cleared in Belarus. The total amount of grain harvested today is 7 million tons. The Gomel and the Brest regions have announced about the end of the harvesting campaign. Other regions have few hectares left. The situation is more difficult with the northern region.

21.08.2017

Belarusian agrarians harvest 7 million tons of grain
Belarusian agrarians harvest 7 million tons of grain The Brest and the Gomel regions have finished the harvesting campaign. The agrarians of the southern regions met the deadline. All in all, nearly 7 million tons of grain have been harvested in Belarus. Only 10% of the fields are left to be cleared. Agrarians harvested a bit less than 36 hundred kilograms from one hectare in average. The Grodno region is the leader of the campaign in the crop yield. The Minsk region is the leader in grain yield. As many as 1 million and 700 thousand tons have been harvested here.
Vitebsk region plans to harvest 1 million tons of grain
Vitebsk region plans to harvest 1 million tons of grain More than 6.5 million tons of grain have been harvested in Belarus. The harvesting campaign is coming to an end - the southern regions are on the finishing line. Most work is left in the Vitebsk region. Nevertheless, the agrarians of this region are doing quite well. The have harvested over 600 thousand tons of grain, where the grain yield is 32 hundred kilograms per hectare. The agricultural plant “Belaya Lipa” in the Senno district can be referred to as statistically average in the region. One third of the fields are still to be cleared there.

20.08.2017

Nearly 90% of fields harvested in Belarus
Nearly 90% of fields harvested in Belarus Nearly 90% of the fields have been harvested – the harvesting campaign is coming to the final straight. The weight of the total grain harvested exceeds 6.5 million tons. By the way, the harvest of the current year weighs 200 tons more than the harvest of 2016. There are four regions, which have overcome the one million ton milestone. The Mogilev region joined the leaders. Agrarians of the Gomel region are approaching the desirable margin.
Alexander Lukashenko demonstrates how to harvest flax manually
Alexander Lukashenko demonstrates how to harvest flax manually During his working visit to the farm “Ustie” of the National Academy in the Orsha district, Alexander Lukashenko said that flax cultivating must enter a new level of cost efficiency. The technologies of cultivating flax at the farm are under special control. It is a real example that manufacturers must follow. If the technologies are followed, this crop shows results at the level of European countries. Nevertheless, there are problems in this sector.

19.08.2017

Belarusian agrarians harvest over 6.5 million tons of grain
Belarusian agrarians harvest over 6.5 million tons of grain The harvesting campaign is coming to its end; the agrarians from the southern regions of Belarus are on the finish line. The Vitebsk region has the most work to do. As many as 600 thousand tons of grain have been harvested here. The leader of the 2017 harvesting campaign is the Minsk region, the Grodno region is the leader in the crop yield. In average 36 hundred kilograms per hectare are harvested in Belarus, this region harvests 8 hundred kilograms per hectare of grain.
Alexander Lukashenko shares childhood memories during working visit
Alexander Lukashenko shares childhood memories during working visit On August 18, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited farms of the Shklov and Orsha districts. The harvesting campaign is under personal control of the President. This visit was nothing like the previous ones. Alexander Lukashenko was met in the field where he used to work being a child.
President Lukashenko about flax cultivating technology compliance
President Lukashenko about flax cultivating technology compliance Flax must become a lucrative crop. This certainty was expressed by Alexander Lukashenko on August 19, 2017. The working visit of the President to the regions is continuing. Alexander Lukashenko visited a plant specializing on cultivating flax and seed harvesting in the Orsha district. The best experience of cultivating this tradition Belarusian crop is used here. We have a future, and what is more, the President is sure that technology compliance will make flax a lucrative crop for Belarus.
President Lukashenko demands not to slow down pace of harvesting campaign 2017
President Lukashenko demands not to slow down pace of harvesting campaign 2017 The President is demanding not to slow down the pace of the harvesting campaign. Such an indication was given by Alexander Lukashenko on August 18, 2017 whilst visiting the farms of the Shklov and Orsha districts. The head of state arrived to a wheat field on a quad bike. These areas were not chosen by chance for visiting.

17.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter
Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter On August 16, the President of Belarus flew in the helicopter over the eastern part of the Minsk region and most of the districts of the Mogilev region observing the harvesting process. According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, while a few days ago the head of state thoroughly examined and monitored the harvesting in the south-west of Belarus, now the focus is on the eastern regions.  It is planned that the President will personally visit the farms of the Vitebsk region in the coming days.

16.08.2017

Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone
Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone Belarusian agrarians have harvested 5700 thousand tons of grain by August 16, 2017. The Brest, Grodno and Minsk regions lent a weighty contribution into the harvesting campaign. Each of the regions has harvested more than one million tons of grain. The central region is approaching the 1.5 million grain yield. The region has its finalists already. The agricultural farm Kukhchitsa, which is in Kletsk district, was the first one to finish the campaign. The combiners there have harvested 12 thousand tons of grain.

14.08.2017

What do Belarusian harvesters eat for dinner in the fields?
What do Belarusian harvesters eat for dinner in the fields? Two meals a day, special uniforms and combine harvesters with air conditioning. There are no little things in the harvesting campaign since every link of the big process involves man. At this hot time, when work is underway in the fields, it's time for food service workers to support grain growers. After all, a well-fed farmer is a guarantee of good harvesting. The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus oversees this process.
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus Belarusian farmers have removed about 65% of the areas. Today the mark of 5 million tons of grain has been exceeded. The expected harvest of grain in 2017 is 8 million tons without taking into account corn. The harvesting is coming to an end in the Brest region - 90% of the area has been cropped. The southern region of the country has given more than 1 million tons of grain.

13.08.2017

Thousands of canteens on wheels work for combiners
Thousands of canteens on wheels work for combiners To feed every combiner - this task was set by the President for the Federation of Trade Unions during a conference on the harvesting campaign. From the very beginning of the harvesting campaign in Belarus, thousands of cars have been going out into the fields with hot food. As many as 10 cnteens on wheels work in Shumilin district alone. A full complex of lunch and dinner is brought to the agrarians straight in to the fields. Meat, mineral and spring water are a must in their diet.

12.08.2017

Grain yield exceeds 4 million tons in Belarus
Grain yield exceeds 4 million tons in Belarus  The harvesting campaign has passed another grain yield milestone. The total amount of grain harvested has exceeded 4 million tons. Combiners are working in the fields during the entire daylight; machinery is involved o the maximum. Despite the heat, the harvesting campaign is adding up with every day. On August 12, the red level of danger has been announced in the Brest region. Nevertheless, more than half of the fields have been harvested.

11.08.2017

Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain
Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain Belarusian farmers are approaching the mark of 4 million tons of grain. This is half of the total estimated Belarusian harvest in 2017, excluding corn. Each region of the country continues harvesting. The Brest region was the first to procure one million tons of grain. Minsk region is in second place now. Here farmers have already reached the final stage of harvesting: more than 800 tons of grain have been cropped. In total, about 400,000 people are involved in the harvesting campaign in Belarus. All processes are mechanized.
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start The Brest region was the first in Belarus to have harvested one million tons of grain. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip there on August 10 and will stay there until August 11. The successes of harvesting were discussed at the grain field of the Kvasevichy farm. The President positively assessed the pace of cropping noting that there are still reserves that need to be involved. Belarusian agrarians should harvest about 10 million tons of grain in 2017 - such figures were announced by the President.

10.08.2017

Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting campaign
Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting in Belarus Harvesting campaign in Belarus is at its height and mechanics are glad to relax in every free minute. What can be better than a soulful song from local cultural workers? Music helps keep good mood on the fields and grain warehouses.  Artists of the local Autoclub in Berezino District make a many stops during the day.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain Belarus expects to collect about 10 million tons of grain, said the country's President, Alexander Lukashenko, during his working trip to the Brest region on August 10.
Belarus harvesting campaign 2017 in numbers
Belarus harvesting campaign 2017 in numbers Belarusian agriculture workers have already removed more than 45% of the areas. The total weight of the grain harvest has exceeded 3.5 million tons. The Brest region has already overcome a 1 million mark. They are leaders in Belarus. Minsk region is in second place now. The harvesting campaign in the Gomel and Grodno regions is at approximately equal pace. Yields have grown: now it stands at 35.8 centners per hectare. Now about 400,000 people are involved in the harvesting campaign throughout Belarus. All processes are mechanized.

09.08.2017

Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region
Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region On August 9, 2017 it became known that the President supported the suggestion to provide agrarians with 50 thousand tons of fuel in a form of a commodity credit. The harvesting campaign, the preparation of fodder and the completion of the indications given by the President were at the center of the Prime Minister’s attention during his visit to the Gomel region.
Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017
Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017 Belarusian farmers have already cropped more than 3 million tons of grain. In total, more than a third of the "gold reserve" was cropped. Leading in the harvesting campaign is the Brest region. Here, the total amount of grain cropped is nearly 1 million tons. The mark of 500,000 tons has already been overcome by the Minsk, Gomel and Grodno regions. Each of these regions plans to crop not less than a ton of grain. By the way, the pace of cropping here allows meeting the deadlines set.

08.08.2017

Agrarians crop nearly 3m tons of grain
Agrarians crop nearly 3m tons of grain Belarusian agrarians are about to harvest 3m tons of grain. A bit more than one third of the fields have been cropped. The southern regions of the country are in the lead: the Brest and the Gomel regions.

07.08.2017

First combiners-thousanders awarded in Mosty district
First combiners-thousanders awarded in Mosty district First combiners, who harvested one thousand tons or more, have been awarded in the Grodno region. Crews from Berestovitsa, Mosty and Volkovyssk districts are in the lead. Strong friendship, brotherly relations and family ties - practice shows that personal relations contribute to the records. There are three children in the Moskvenkov family. In the last two years the eldest of the sons helped his father, this year is the youngest son’s turn. The first harvesting campaign- and he is already in the lead.
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards?
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards? The figures of the week were 7 million tons of grain and the date - August 20. The Belarus President set the task for agrarians to finish harvesting by that day. Tough deadlines are the result of a tough conversation with regional governors at a large online conference. Checks by the State Control Committee revealed drawbacks and reluctant attitude of some farms to harvesting. The machinery is not fully prepared for work. There are questions to managers and employees.

06.08.2017

Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone
Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone Belarusian agrarians have passed the two million tons milestone of harvested crops. The Brest region is still in the lead. More than half of the fields and about 700 thousand tons of grain here have already been harvested. The Gomel region on the second place, where nearly 500 thousand tons have been harvested. All in all, about one third of the fields in Belarus have been cleared. The Vitebsk region started the harvesting campaign the day before.
Brest region takes lead in harvesting campaign 2017
Brest region takes lead in harvesting campaign 2017 Belarus’ harvest of 2017 is rapidly growing. The total grain yield is close to two million tons. People and the machinery are in the fields during the whole light day. This agrarian marathon has its leader. The Brest region is in the lead - more than 600 thousand tons have been harvested. The second and the third place are taken by the Gomel and Minsk Regions – more than 400 and 300 thousand tons.

05.08.2017

Telephone hotline organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues
Telephone hotline organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues The harvesting campaign is under special campaign. A telephone hotline has been organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues. It was done for the possibility to report on the problems arising during the campaign, which are connected with violation of safety rules or food. Professional unions are convinced that gorged agrarians are hale of the battle. Food is delivered straight to the fields.

02.08.2017

Ministry of Internal Affairs, Minselkhozprod take control over harvesting campaign
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Minselkhozprod take control over harvesting campaign The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Minskselkhozprod are working out a mutual system of agricultural equipment accounting. This will help to show the real picture on the farms. Meanwhile, the monitoring done by the police showed a range of serious violations. As many as 14 cases of fuel, potato and grain fraud have been prevented. Some four cases of keeping stolen diesel, a couple of cases of burglary and expenditure.
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20 One third of Belarusian farms turned not ready for the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko said that the harvesting campaign is imposing and criticized it a lot. Some of the machinery is still not ready to go into the fields, not all agricultural organizations have mechanization experts, there are questions connected with the work of grain dryers. The President stated that the pace of harvesting at the moment is slow-no more than 2-3% of fields are harvested every day.
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign Alexander Lukashenko held an online conference on the progress of the 2017 harvesting campaign on August 1. This is a brainstorming which decisions will ensure the country's food security.

01.08.2017

Harvesting campaign begins in Vitebsk region
Harvesting campaign begins in Vitebsk region Vitebsk region agrarians have begun the harvesting season. Now all the six regions are participating in reaping. A quarter of the fields in the south of Belarus have already been harvested. The Brest region has first crews of agrarians, who have harvested one thousand tons of grain.

31.07.2017

Belarusian agrarians pass half-million milestone in grain output
Belarusian agrarians pass half-million milestone in grain output Belarusian agrarians have passed the half-million milestone in grain output. The 2017 harvesting campaign is not easy. The weather interferes with the plans. At the moment slightly over 7% of the fields have been harvested. Strain work is taking place on the fields of the Gomel and Brest regions. The harvest there is the richest at the moment. Agrarians of the Vitebsk region have only just got down to the harvesting campaign and the campaign in the Mogilev region hasn’t even begun yet.

24.07.2017

Hard work o combiners in harvesting season 2017
Hard work o combiners in harvesting season 2017 News from the fields was the most expected thing this year. Cold summer and long lasting rains did well for the harvest. The harvesting season started later than usual, but it was even better. The south of the country is in the lead as usual. This is not a parade o special machinery. These are the harvesters going to the fields. The work of agrarians begins om the early morning.