Working trip to Korelichi District, Grodno Oblast
President Aleksandr Lukashenko paid a working trip to Grodno Oblast on
20 September to get familiar with the flax processing technology and see
how the harvesting campaign proceeds.
head of state visited the Chernyakhovsky-Agro farm to take stock of the
progress in fodder conservation in Belarus and Grodno Oblast in
particular. The Belarusian leader was shown samples of maize for silage
Lukashenko stressed that the sowing in the north of Belarus, Vitebsk
Oblast, needs to be finished as soon as possible taking into account the
current weather conditions. “The number one task for today is to sow.
We need to finish it by 1 October,” the Belarusian leader said.
head of state also highlighted the importance of a well-balanced
strategy for maize harvesting, depending on conditions and needs of the
region. “We have a good maize harvest this year. The current task for
the local authorities is to clean up the fields which can be waterlogged
after rains so as not to lose maize,” he said.
The President was updated on the ongoing harvest, progress in autumn fieldwork and fodder conservation, and fertilizer reserves.
harvest was also on the agenda of the President’s working trip to
Grodno Oblast. Agriculture and Food Minister Anatoly Khotko reported to
the President that potatoes were harvested on more than 40% of the
planted areas. This year’s yield is over 325-330 centners per hectare,
which is higher than a year ago.
to Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus needs to work on increasing the potato
yield. The country has already been showing successful examples in the
area. “Half of my experimental field has been harvested to yield nearly
600 centners per hectare. Good farmers have the same yield as well. The
figure of 300-320 centners per hectare is a thing of the past. We need
to reach at last 400-450 centners per hectare and use the right sowing
technology,” the head of state said.
President was updated on the social and economic development of Grodno
Oblast and its agricultural status. Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized the
need to stick to the targets set before: “The targets must be met. Look
for additional reserves and fulfill the plans.”
Lukashenko was shown both national and foreign maize and forage
harvesters. It was noted that the quality of domestic equipment meets
the needs of agrarians in general. Designers, however, continue working
on improving technological processes.