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q/ha (unità)

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by mdb, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. mdb Senior Member

    Manchester, UK.
    UK English
    Hi everyone,

    I'm reading about wine production and describing a vineyard the text says:

    produzione per ceppo (kg/pianta) = 1,5
    produzione per ettaro (q/ha)= 70-75

    So I think the first is referring to the production/yield of grapes per plant but I don't understand the units used in the second case. Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance,

    mdb
     
  2. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    Italian
  3. mdb Senior Member

    Manchester, UK.
    UK English
    Thanks Paul. I did look but must've missed it! So q stands for a quintale then or 100kg. Would I be right in thinking that quintal is not very common in modern English though?
     
  4. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    Italian
    I've never heard it myself, however you're the native speaker here :)
     
  5. mdb Senior Member

    Manchester, UK.
    UK English
    Yeah, I think 100kg would be safer.
     

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