# Maximum yield of maize attained with a population of 50000 plants per hectare. The rows are 150 cm apart and on average emergence of 85% is expected. How many seeds per hill should be planted if hills are 150 cm apart?

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Maximum yield of maize attained with a population of 50000 plants per hectare. The rows are 150 cm apart and on average emergence of 85% is expected. How many seeds per hill should be planted if hills are 150 cm apart?

(a) 13

(b) 15

(c) 17

(d) 19

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The above asked question is from Sowing Equipments in chapter Sowing Equipments of Farm Machinery

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Right choice is (a) 13

To explain I would say: Number of seeds per hectare = $\frac{50000}{0.85}$ = 58823

Area covered per hill = 150 * 150 = 22500 cm^2 = 2.25 m^2

Number of hill per hectares = $\frac{10000}{2.25}$ = 4444

Number of seed per hill = $\frac{58823}{4444}$ = 13.

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