A measure of dry volume. A bushel need not weigh any particular amount â€“ it indicates only how much space a given product takes up. It is equal to four pecks or eight gallons (2150.42 cubic inches). Therefore the weight it represents varies considerably by commodity. A bushel of wheat, soybeans, and white potatoes each weigh approximately 60 pounds, a bushel of corn weighs about 56 pounds, and a bushel of apples weighs about 48 pounds.
A unit of volume measure used as dry measure of grains and produce. A bushel of wheat or soybeans weighs 60 pounds, a bushel of corn or milo weighs 56 pounds, and a bushel of sunflowers weighs 25 pounds.
A dry volume measure of varying weight for grain, fruit, etc., equal to four pecks or eight gallons (2150.42 cubic inches). A bushel of wheat, soybeans, and white potatoes each weighs 60 pounds. A bushel of corn, rye, grain sorghum, and flaxseed each weighs 56 pounds. A bushel of barley, buckwheat, and apples each weighs 48 pounds.
A unit of dry volume typically used to quantify crop yields. One bushel is equivalent to 32 quarts or 2,150.42 cubic inches. A bushel is often used to represent the weight of a particular crop; for example, one bushel of No. 2 yellow shelled corn at 15.5% moisture content weighs 56 lb.
Measure of volume. In the U.K., it equals eight Imperial gallons or 36.4 litres for corn, fruit, liquids, etc. In the U.S. it equals 35.3 litres. The weight of a bushel varies according to the commodity involved.
The bushel is a measure of capacity that was in use in France in the XVIIth century. It contained approximately 13 litres. This word was also used to designate an earthenware pot in the shape of a cylinder of varying dimensions. The bushels of pears and plums carried by the Boucher family were probably earthenware pots.
A bushel is a unit of dry volume, usually subdivided into eight local gallons in the systems of Imperial units and U.S. customary units. It is used for volumes of dry commodities, not liquids, most often in agriculture. It is abbreviated as bsh. or bu.