Agrarians of the Mogilev region began an experiment of sowing ahead of schedule. A symbolic start to the sowing campaign was given at a field in the Kirov district by a folk rite. Field work started in four districts of the region, the plan is to use 15–20 hectares for oats and barley in each of them. The experiment was due to the unusually warm weather and a sufficient amount of moisture in the soil. The results of the campaign will be seen in a month. The main field work in the Mogilev region will begin no earlier than March 10. Nearly 400,000 hectares will be involved in spring sowing campaign.