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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.
‘The five storage bins will have a combined capacity of approximately 63,000 bushels.’
‘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.’
‘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?’
‘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.’
‘Instead, it expanded capacity to 80,000 bushels per day and has made investments to move further up the value-added chain.’
‘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.’
‘The 1798 daybook also shows that, as the old Dutch traditions faded, wheat was measured in bushels rather than schepels.’
‘New acres coming into production equal more potential bushels, which equal more subsidy dollars.’
‘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.’
‘The elevators represent a combined storage capacity of 24 million bushels.’
‘High speed batch or continuous flow dryers have the highest bushel capacity per hour of any of the systems mentioned in this article.’
‘The wheat harvest this year brought in 310,000 bushels of grain, filling only half the elevator's capacity.’
‘In years with a warm early spring, the experiments have yielded 90 to 100 bushels per acre for soybeans.’
‘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.’
‘Agronomist Roger Elmore, Ph.D., and his colleagues calculated those losses equal to about 3 bushels per acre.’
‘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.’
‘I think growers want the technical advantages biotech gives them, like more bushels per acre, and that won't change.’
‘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.’
‘In addition, the site has 40 storage bins with a total capacity of 400,000 bushels.’
‘Still, his average yield was 52 bushels per acre.’
Origin
Middle English: from Old French boissel, perhaps of Gaulish origin.