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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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Following a remarkable run of 19 years of consecutive growth from 1996 to 2014, with 12 years of double-digit growth, the global hectarage of biotech crops peaked at 181.
In Mississippi, average hectarage planted to crop production for the past three years has been dominated by traditional row crop production, primarily of corn (21%), cotton (11.
James said he expects an additional 12 countries to adopt biotech crops by 2015 to bring the list of adopting nations to 40 (the number predicted by ISAAA in 2005), the number of farmers to double to 20 million, and global hectarage to double to 200 million hectares.
These 22 countries growing GM crops comprised 11 developing countries and 11 industrial countries and they are in order of hectarage, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, China, Paraguay, South Africa, Uruguay, Philippines, Australia, Romania, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, France, Iran, Honduras, Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany and Slovakia.
Last year the hectarage under pineapples increased more than any other crop.
Cultivation of marijuana on remote islands and cays is of concern to Bahamian authorities, although there is no official estimate of the hectarage involved.
6] ac) in the inland Pacific Northwest; half of this hectarage is in fallow on an annual basis (Schillinger et al.
Agricultural Biotechnology in Europe, a lobby group of key biotech players including Monsanto and Bayer, reports that Spain is the only EU country with a significant hectarage of a commercial biotech crop--Bt maize.
PHILIPPINES -- The Philippine Coffee Board's (PCB) long-time goal of accurate coffee hectarage and annual coffee production forecasting may soon be achieved as Nescafe renews its pledge of financial and technical assistance.
As it was explained by Abrahams, the experiences from the work on private plots helped "in an important way to keep people ready for the re-emergence of private farming and, as their hectarage increased during the late 1980s, they diverted labour and commitment away from the collective sector".
Whether this was pique, bluff, or indicated real intent, the hectarage involved would have been little different from that announced in 1992.