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

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The obtained information from Project 1 indicates that in Malaysia paddy plantation seasons are 2.5 and total hectarage of paddy is 688,207.
In 2015, Latin American, Asian and African farmers grew biotech crops on 54 percent of global biotech hectarage (97.1 million hectares of 179.7 million biotech hectares) and of the 28 countries that planted biotech crops, 20 were developing nations.
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 (11.5%), and soybeans (54%) (Figure 1; NASS, 2013).
In hectarage rank order, they include: USA (66.8 million), Brazil (25.4 million), Argentina (22.9 million), India (9.4 million), Canada (8.8 million), China (3.5 million), Paraguay (2.6 million), Pakistan (2.4 million), South Africa (2.2 million) and Uruguay (1.1 million).
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.
However, the increase in hectarage has not been accompanied by increase in productivity.
"Far from precluding it, it is this technology among others which can, for example, offer the possibility of raising drought-resistant crops in desert conditions, salt-resistant crops in the massive hectarage of the world's salty lands, or produce seed varieties which will make food crops more productive, more disease resistant and less reliant on fertiliser and pesticides.
Horticultural payments will be calculated from the average SFP per hectare in Wales, and will be based on production hectarage in 2007.
Eight of the 23 countries grow on more than 1 million hectares each, with the eight being, in order of hectarage, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, China, Paraguay and South Africa, the report said.
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.
Dryland agriculture is practiced on about 3.3 x [10.sup.6] ha (8.2 x [10.sup.6] ac) in the inland Pacific Northwest; half of this hectarage is in fallow on an annual basis (Schillinger et al.