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A measure of area of land. A hectare is equal to 10,000 square meters. It traces its origins to the French revolutionary government. It is often used in real estate transactions. See also: Acre.


A land measurement under the metric system,equal to 10,000 square meters,or roughly 2.471 acres.

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The future for biotech crops looks encouraging with the number of countries adopting the four current major biotech crops expected to grow, and their global hectarage and number of farmers planting biotech crops expected to increase as the first generation of biotech crops is more widely adopted and the second generation of new applications for both input and output traits becomes available.
7 million hectares equivalent to of 25 % the world cotton hectarage, entered the club of GM countries in the year 2002, when it accorded approval for the environmental release of three transgenic Bt- cotton hybrids in India.
Model I was closer to the 1987-88 hectarages for Irri rice and wheat, and after several adjustments described in the following section, both kharif and rabi fodder perform better in the study models than in the PASM.
c) Model 4 relaxes the kharif fodder hectarage limitations from Model 3 to permit the optimum level to enter rather than the hectarages reported during 1987-88.
While sugarcane and barley hectarages differ from the actual by significant percentages, their total hectarage is not especially divergent.