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Posted 1/13/2021 15:27 (#8748355 - in reply to #8748329)
Subject: RE: Why metric?

north central Iowa, Hampton
haven't used metric land measurement--and out here in rural USA where everything is surveyed out in miles and acres, I probably won't.

For most measuring in the metric system, things are laid out to use "10" or "100." I need to put 1/2 Liter per acre on 100 acres (Yeah, I know they'd be hectares...) 100 acres x .5 L= 50 Liters.. In pints/quarts that 1/2 Liter would be 16.91 ounces-- Let the chemical company change the formula and call it 1 pt. per acre. 1 pint x 100 acres = 100 pints. Divide by 8 pints to the gallon = 12.5 gal. Or if it's ounces, that's 128 to the gallon, or 4 quarts.... and people get confused.

And then there's the problem of 16 ounces to the pound or 128 ounces to the gallon and I've heard of spray operators remembering the wrong thing...

I think that's the heart of the "easier" argument.

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