When I was in production horticulture (Quebec), we reckoned all our
hort crops in DECARES (one-tenth of a hectare) which are also equal (as
close as I could practically measure in the field) to one-quarter acre.
Four decares to the acre, ten decares to the hectare. A decare is
1000 square metres, which at our scale of production (120 decares in
vegetables) was tremendously helpful for planning and record-keeping.
Very handy pivot-point for the two systems, and it sure eliminated a
lot of metric-English conversion --- which was a *good* thing, because
we had to manage our field crews in at least three different languages
as it was.
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