One fifth of flax straw was raised in the Minsk region. About 3 thousand tons have been harvested. The yield stands at over 32 centners/ha. Farmers also note the quality of the flax fiber. For instance, the Slutsk flax plant relies on varieties of Belarusian selection (which take more than 80% of the acreage). In total, the flax straw will need to be raised over more than three thousand hectares. The Slutsk flax plant plans to harvest about 12 thousand tons of raw materials. This is enough for continuous processing throughout the whole year.