Posted: 29.04.2024 14:28:00

Zayats: by observing agricultural technology it’s possible to reap wonderful harvests with Belarusian seed varieties

If all agricultural technologies are observed, it is possible to reap good harvests in Belarus with domestic seed varieties – as noted by Leonid Zayats, the Chairman of the Standing Commission on Regional Policy and Local Self-Government of the Council of the Republic, in his talk with the Belarus 1 TV channel. Previously, he served as Deputy PM in charge of agriculture, but after moving to the Council of the Republic, continues to oversee this sector.

Leonid Zayats said that the President’s famous experimental field is located in the Shklov District, covering an area of 303 hectares. It was here that Aleksandr Lukashenko, together with farmers, launched and continues his agrarian experiments.

“On behalf of the President, different seed varieties and various crops are being tested on the field,” Leonid Zayats said. “With good agricultural technology and proper approaches, we can reap good crops from our seeds. After we tested winter barley in this area, we saw that the future belongs to this crop. Our Buslik variety gave a yield of 72 centners per hectare.”

In June 2022, while visiting experimental fields in his small homeland, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that ‘we would continue growing winter barley and rapeseed’, “We need to give impetus to this. Believe me, it will be a rural revolution. If during this famine (and there will be global famine, even I already believe this despite the chatter of politicians) we ensure food security (we have already ensured it), we can feed the cattle, then we will always have milk and meat.”

On April 16th of this year, during a meeting on rural development and increasing the agricultural efficiency, Aleksandr Lukashenko also spoke about the experience of cultivating various crops on the so-called President’s field, “This was created not for fun. We have tested there everything that scientists suggest, including domestic varieties of corn and imported seeds. The same refers to other legumes, peas and lupine of different varieties. Alfalfa was sewn nearby, in the Vitebsk Region... I wanted to see for myself how it was. I must tell you: if technology is strictly observed, there is no point in buying imported seeds.”