Agricultural organizations of Belarus began mass harvesting of potatoes.
According to current information from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, by September 4, potatoes were harvested in 6,3% of the area (1,9 thousand hectares). It was accumulated 63,2 thousand tons with an average yield of 327,5 c / ha (as of the same date last year - 288,9 c / a).
The highest potato yield is noted in the Vitebsk region - 394,2 c / ha.
Earlier, the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Belarus Leonid Marynich said that in 2017 the average potato harvest in the republic will be 10-15% higher than last year.
In 2016, Belarus received 5 million 985,8 thousand tons of potatoes. In agricultural organizations, 797,6 thousand tons were dumped, farms - 347,1 thousand tons, households - 4 million 841,1 thousand tons.
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