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# Topic: Hectare

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 Hectare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The ComitÃ© International des Poids et Mesures classifies the hectare as a unit that, although it is not part of the International System of Units, is expected to continue in use indefinitely, having an exact definition in terms of an SI base unit. Thus a hectare is the area of a square plot of land where each side of the square is 100 metres, that is, a square hectometer. The hectare is commonly used in many countries, especially in domains concerned with land planning and management such as agriculture, forestry, and town planning where the use of square metres would be cumbersome and unnecessarily precise. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hectare   (264 words)

 Wikinfo | Hectare A hectare (symbol ha) is a metric unit of surface area, equal to 100 ares (the name is a contraction of the SI prefix hecto + are). It is a non-SI unit currently accepted (although discouraged) for use with the SI. 100 hectares is equal to one square kilometre. www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=hectare   (156 words)

 Units: H One hectare is a square hectometer, that is, the area of a square 100 meters on each side: exactly 10 000 square meters or approximately 107 639.1 square feet, 11 959.9 square yards, or 2.471 054 acres. Depending on local conditions, this could be as little as 60 acres or as much as 180 acres (24-72 hectares). This is roughly 12 000 acres, 5000 hectares, or 18.75 square miles. www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictH.html   (3879 words)

 Glossary of terms. Regional Journalism in the UK on the Internet. www.HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk The hectare is a unit of area equal to one hundred metres by one hundred metres. One hectare = 2.47 acres = 10,000 square metres = 0.01 square kilometres. The hectare is the unit used by British offial sources to describe the areas of plots of land. www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk /glossary/glosalso.asp?SeeAl=Hectare   (55 words)

 hectare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) A unit of surface measure in the metric system equal to 100 ares or 10,000 square meters. A hectare is equal to 2.47 acres, 107,639.1 square feet or 11,959.9 square yards. To convert to acres, multiply by 2.47 (5 hectares x 2.47 = 12.35 acres). www.stthomas.edu /jour/apstyle/hectare.html   (45 words)

 Unasylva - Vol. 1, No. 1 - The Growth of the World's Forests The smallness of the stands of timber per hectare in the north is due chiefly to the small diameters of the trees which the sites, conditioned by soil and climate, are capable of producing. Even today, true yields per hectare are probably higher than is generally indicated by statistics which are often based on mere estimates or on methods of computation which are themselves in the course of development. The task of the silviculturist, therefore, consists in seeing to it that the extracted material is duly replaced, that annual growth occurs in the required quantity on a reduced number of stems, and lastly, that both these objectives are attained at the same time. www.fao.org /docrep/x5339e/x5339e06.htm   (6062 words)

 hectare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) The are, hectare and their symbols were adopted by the CIPM in 1879. In 1978 the CIPM decided it would be better to express all areas in square meters, and, while the are and hectare could continue to be used for the time being, they should not be introduced where not presently used. In the United States, however, the hectare is still legally considered a unit within SI. www.sizes.com /units/hectare.htm   (91 words)

 Glossary The land space is composed of 1.5 billion hectares of cropland, 3.5 billion hectares of grazing land, 3.8 billion hectares of forest land, and 0.3 billion hectares of built-up land. hectare: 1/100th of a square kilometre, 10,000 square meters, or 2.47 acres. A hectare is approximately the size of a soccer field (see: acre, global hectare) www.footprintnetwork.org /gfn_sub.php?content=glossary   (1006 words)

 SWITZERLAND : ESTIMATES OF SUPPORT TO AGRICULTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) payment per hectare of crops cultivated on farms with more than 3 hectares (on which at least 5% of the land is cultivated as extensive meadows or floral fallow) according to specific integrated production standards (related to biodiversity, soil conservation, manuring, cropping plan, cultivar selection, integrated pest management, and the holding of livestock). Payment is limited to 10 hectares, and 30% of the cultivated area on farms with more than 3 hectares in the lowland. Payment is limited to 30 hectares on farms with more than 3 hectares in the lowland and the rate of payment is fixed. www.oecd.org /dataoecd/34/43/32366091.htm   (5611 words)

 CZECH REPUBLIC: ESTIMATES OF SUPPORT TO AGRICULTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) The rate of payment is fixed (inversely proportional) according to the historical land use value, with a bonus per hectare of agricultural land in areas with high natural value (National parks, natural protected areas) and in socially sensitive areas. From 1994, payments per hectare of all extensively used grassland areas in less favoured areas (less than 1 livestock unit (LU) per hectare and in 1997, a minimum of 0.15 LU per hectare) [1]. Water protection measures (1989 - 1992): Payments per hectare of specific groundwater areas or areas close to reservoirs of drinking water, where use of chemicals and fertilisers was limited or prohibited, to compensate for costs incurred [1]. www.oecd.org /dataoecd/55/47/35010314.htm   (3294 words)

 Argentina_Corn_Apr06 Yield is forecast at 6.4 tons per hectare which is down from 6.7 tons per hectare last month, and down from 7.4 tons per hectare last year. In Totoras, Cañada de Gómez, yields were generally estimated at 7 – 8 tons per hectare, yet the farmers had been hoping for yields of 10 tons per hectare before the severe dryness and heat of December and January. Corn near Balcarce (shown in photo 4) was in excellent condition and was expected to yield 10-12 tons per hectare; however, the normal yield for this corn was a little higher at 11-12 tons per hectare. www.pecad.fas.usda.gov /highlights/2006/04/argentina_corn_26apr06   (971 words)

 Food From Thought: A triple alliance towards prosperity: Innovative farmers Liberal quantities of ripe farmyard manure were added to the soil; basal dressing consisted of 10 kg of urea, and 250 kg of single superphospate per hectare. As a summer crop in heavy, fl cotton soil in rotation with soybean, the high-yielding groundnut variety ICGS 76 recorded at least 2.5 tonnes more per hectare than the other improved varieties grown on the same farm. He used about 100 kg per hectare of treated seeds, and applied liberal quantities of farmyard manure with the final plowing. www.icrisat.org /text/pubs/fft/fft6/gpub2b3.html   (450 words)

 PECAD—Commodity Intellignence Report In 1994/95, total harvested area was approximately 15.7 million hectares; today total harvested area is nearly 25 million hectares for grains, oilseeds, cotton, and rice. Sunflowerseed yield started low at around 1.4 – 1.5 tons per hectare in the areas further from the coast in Tres Arroyos delegation, but areas closer to the coast were witnessing yields of 2.2 – 2.5 tons per hectare. In economic terms, a 3.1 ton per hectare sunseed yield is the same as a soybean yield of 3.5. www.pecad.fas.usda.gov /highlights/2006/04/Argentina_Oilseeds_26Apr06   (1741 words)

 Teak farms for sale in Costa Rica Seven hectares are planted with teak that is 7 years of age. One hectare is planted with Eucalyptus trees and one hectare is planted with Pine trees. 220 hectares are planted with teak trees that are 8 and 10 years of age. www.laparoja.com /Farms.htm   (828 words)

 The Hindu : Short duration rice for saline soil It recorded a mean grain yield of 5.493 tonnes per hectare, while the checks ADT 36 recorded 4.665 tonnes and ASD 16 yielded 4.942 tonnes of grains from a hectare. In the overall trials conducted in the State, the new variety registered a mean grain yield of 5.362 tonnes per hectare against 4.521 tonees recorded by ADT 36 and 4.793 tonnes of ASD 16, according to the scientists. A seed rate of 60 kg is recommended per hectare, and seedlings should be pulled out for transplanting in the main field when they are 25 days old. www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2001/03/01/stories/0801002c.htm   (595 words)

 The Asia Rice Foundation: Philippines Rice Articles The average farmer in the Philippines owns 1.6 hectares, which is planted to rice twice or thrice each year. In one of his speeches, Lorenzo said that a farmer produced 280 cavans of fresh palay from a one-hectare farm in Zambales province also in October, breaking the previous record. The old rice harvest record in Central Luzon was 232 cavans of fresh palay with 15 percent moisture content, according to the DA office for Region 3. www.asiarice.org /sections/whatsnew/philippines186.html   (550 words)

 Journey North: Monarch Migration Calvert used a rule-of-thumb estimate of 10 million monarchs per hectare. Scientists changed their estimate after the snowstorm in 2002 when they had the chance to count the number of monarchs that had fallen from the trees. Read about Dr. Brower and Dr. Calvert's 1986 “mark, release and recapture” study from which they derived their estimate of 13 million monarchs per hectare. www.learner.org /jnorth/tm/monarch/PopulationMexicoPerHectare.html   (400 words)

 365n4b Even when the analysis turns to growth in land supply, and the consensus that land per person is destined to fall, no attention is paid to the inverse of that ratio. If this also entails an increase in labor per hectare, then we should expect yield per hectare to increase. If both production per hectare and production per worker are increasing then we have evidence of one of three possible explanations (in fact, all three are undoubtedly at work). www.arec.umd.edu /arec365/365n4b.htm   (737 words)

 One million hectare sawah project The idea is that felling 1.4 million hectares of peat swamp forest for wet rice cultivation will compensate for 20 years of land confiscation and displacement of farmers in Java. Over one million hectares of this forest lies in a single area between the Sebangan, Kahayan and Kapuas rivers in Central Kalimantan. The Dutch Government's Agency for Land Drainage and Conservation are working as consultants on the project, while two multinationals have sponsored the project: the UK based agricultural giant Zeneca, who provided free herbicides and pesticides for the trial, and United Tractors from the US. www.insideindonesia.org /edit48/1juta.htm   (1663 words)

 Arysta LifeScience Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) The application rate should be based on 1.12 kg product per hectare applied in the appropriate volume of carrier to achieve thorough coverage of all plant surfaces. Use care in mixing and application not to exceed rates of 1.12 kg product per hectare regardless of the selected spray volume. The application rate should be based on 1.5 kg product per hectare applied in the appropriate volume of carrier to achieve thorough coverage of all plant surfaces. www.arvesta.com /?V_DOC_ID=886   (604 words)

 IRRI - International Rice Research Institute Scientists from the Yunnan Agricultural University and IRRI found that intercropping achieved 92-99 percent control of rice blast and produced 0.5-1.0 ton more grain per hectare compared with indica rice monocropping, which is the traditional way of growing rice in the region. In 1998, farmers in Shiping County joined a demonstration trial on the sustainable control of pests and diseases through varietal diversification by planting four rows of hybrid rice and one row of glutinous rice in a 700-hectare rice field. Support for the strategy grew when rice yields increased by 0.6 to 0.9 ton per hectare when varietal diversification was carried out in the Jiangshui towns of Xizhuang and Miandian, further north, on a consolidated 13-hectare farm in 1998. www.irri.org /media/press/press.asp?id=53   (823 words)

 The Hindu : Nutrient management package for soybean Balanced nutrition involving an appropriate mix of organic and inorganic is a viable option to enhance and sustain the yield of this crop. Field experiments conducted at the Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal indicate that a package consisting of 10 tonnes of farm yard manure, 55 kg of urea, 375 kg of single super phosphate and 35 kg of muiate of potash per hectare registered a seed yield of 1698 kg per hectare. Therefore, application of recommended levels of fertilizer nutrients should be integrated with farm yard manure at 10 tonnes per hectare rate per year or at least in alternate years. www.hindu.com /2001/05/17/stories/0817042c.htm   (594 words)

 Cotton crop still below potential -DAWN - Business; 13 January, 2005 However, whatever the ultimate yield per hectare, that would be substantially lower than most other producers of cotton. China leads the way in yield too with 1,115kg lint per hectare and is quite a distance ahead of the US that produces 824kg lint from one hectare. Although Israel's yield is fantastic 1,786kg lint per hectare, the crop does not provide any economic strength to the country because the size of the crop is too small to make it a significant player in the international market. www.dawn.com /2005/01/13/ebr7.htm   (695 words)

 math lessons - Are   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) The are is most familiar through its derived unit, the hectare. Neither the are nor the hectare are SI units, although they are both accepted for use with SI units. 100 are = 1 hectare = 10,000 square metres www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Are   (108 words)

 6. Technical Change in Wetland Rice Agriculture Consequently, the prevailing rate per hectare for plowing and harrowing by a two-wheel tractor (including some hoeing) in 198'7 is competitive with other tech-niques in Majalengka, but low wages make tractor rental a less profitable venture in the other areas of Java. Labor use per hectare in earlier periods is estimated by assessing the apparent impacts on labor requirements per task resulting from technical change, as documented in the work dis-cussed above. In 1969 yields on sawah in Java were 2.6 tons of unmilled rice per hectare; by 1987, yields had increased to about 5 tons of gabah per hectare. www.stanford.edu /group/FRI/indonesia/documents/ricebook/Output/chap6.html   (4907 words)

 Pukaha Sponsor Hectare - There are approximately 100 hectares available to sponsor. It means reducing predators to a level where they no longer threaten bird populations, and preventing colonisation by exotic weeds. You can also sponsor more than one hectare, and for more than one year. www.mtbruce.org.nz /sponsor_hectare.htm   (188 words)

 AgWeb - Your Spot for Futures Trading, Commodities Info, Ag News, Successful Farming Tips & More The region has 90,000 hectares of planted soybeans, which corresponds to 25% of the planted area in Maranhão. There are crops producing from 20 to 25 bags per hectare and others producing 50 bags per hectare. Normally the production is from 130 to 140 bags per hectare, but this harvest there are crops producing only 95 bags per hectare. www.agweb.com /get_article.asp?pageid=126388&src=gennews   (1293 words)

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