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1British A measure of capacity equal to 8 gallons (equivalent to 36.4 litres), used for corn, fruit, liquids, etc.
2US A measure of capacity equal to 64 US pints (equivalent to 35.2 litres), used for dry goods.
‘For example, to teach inductively, Bergstrom and Miller suggest that you send students to a market with the willing capacity to pay $25 for a bushel of apples.’
‘Divide the total cost of producing each feed fed by the number of tons or bushels produced to arrive at total costs per unit produced.’
‘The wheat harvest this year brought in 310,000 bushels of grain, filling only half the elevator's capacity.’
‘The five storage bins will have a combined capacity of approximately 63,000 bushels.’
‘I think growers want the technical advantages biotech gives them, like more bushels per acre, and that won't change.’
‘New acres coming into production equal more potential bushels, which equal more subsidy dollars.’
‘In addition, the site has 40 storage bins with a total capacity of 400,000 bushels.’
‘High speed batch or continuous flow dryers have the highest bushel capacity per hour of any of the systems mentioned in this article.’
‘Jim gets yields equal to the national average - 40 bushels per acre - but there's a hitch: it takes him two years to do it.’
‘Still, his average yield was 52 bushels per acre.’
‘Agronomist Roger Elmore, Ph.D., and his colleagues calculated those losses equal to about 3 bushels per acre.’
‘The soybean is a legume and can fix adequate atmospheric nitrogen to produce a yield of 70 to 80 bushels per acre if well nodulated.’
‘This apples and oranges approach obviously makes no sense; how many extra bushels of corn does it take to make up for each new case of cancer caused by a certain pesticide?’
‘That merger increased the number of elevators in the co-op's local network to nine, and increased storage capacity from 9 million to 19 million bushels.’
‘Soybean production just started, but farmers are talking about production levels of 18 to 25 bushels per acre, compared to 35 to 40 in a normal year.’
‘Soybean production was estimated assuming that yields of irrigated soybeans follow a normal distribution with a mean of 45 bushels per acre and a standard deviation of 10.’
‘In years with a warm early spring, the experiments have yielded 90 to 100 bushels per acre for soybeans.’
‘The 1798 daybook also shows that, as the old Dutch traditions faded, wheat was measured in bushels rather than schepels.’
‘The elevators represent a combined storage capacity of 24 million bushels.’
‘Instead, it expanded capacity to 80,000 bushels per day and has made investments to move further up the value-added chain.’
Origin
Middle English: from Old French boissel, perhaps of Gaulish origin.