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Maximum alcohol production per hectare of crop is from
A. Potato
B. Sugarcane
C. Sugarbeet
D. Tapioca

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Hint: It is produced by that plant whose roots contains 75% of water, 20% sucrose which depends on the growing conditions and it can vary from 12% to 21% and it has 5% pulp.

Complete answer:
> Let's start with option A which is Potato. In terms of human consumption, potato crop is the third most important food crop in the world after wheat and rice. This crop is grown not from seeds but from seed potatoes. It belongs to the solanaceae family of flowering plants. The potatoes grow best in the soil which is humus rich but potatoes break up the soil and create air spaces when they swell. The amount of alcohol produced per hectare of Potato crop is 396 gallons.

> Next option is option B which is Sugarcane. It is the world's largest crop in terms of production quantity. This crop is used for the production of sugar. These plants are rich in sucrose. The amount of alcohol produced per hectare of the Sugarcane is 662 gallons.

> Moving to option C which is Sugar beet. These are the sugar producing tuber crops. Their root contains a high concentration of sugar. The roots of the beet have 75% of water, 20% of sucrose and 5% pulp. Depending on the cultivation and the conditions of growing the amount of sucrose vary from 12% to 21%. The amount of alcohol produced per hectare of Sugar beet is 714 gallons.

> The last option is Tapioca. It is a starch which is extracted from the roots of cassava plant, this plant has red or green branches with blue coloured spindles. This has nutritional values and this starch is used for the formation of flat breads. The amount of alcohol produced per hectare of the Tapioca is 410 gallons.

From all the above given amounts of alcohol production per hectare, it is clear that the maximum alcohol production per hectare of crop is from Sugar beet which is 714 gallons.

Hence, The correct answer is option (C).

Note: If we compare the alcohol production per hectare of all the given crops then it is clearly shown in the explanation that sugar beet has the maximum production of alcohol which is 712 gallons. The minimum is of potato crop which is 396 gallons from all the given options.