# How much does a bushel of triticale weigh?

52-56 lb. Per bushel The standard weight per bushel is 52-56 pounds. Triticale may produce between 30 and 80 bushels per acre. That's the equivalent of about 10,000 to 20,000 grains of triticale or 33 pounds per square foot, assuming a density of rice flour. A 50-pound bag of flour has approximately 16 cups; you can estimate that a square foot of wheat contains about 250 grams (9 ounces), so 10,000/33 = 290 square feet.

Triticale is a hybrid of wheat and rye developed by George Washington Carver in the 1920s. Although it is not grown commercially today, thanks to its high yield potential and the fact that it requires less water than wheat, triticale could replace wheat as the primary crop for farmers who live in dry regions. One problem with triticale is that it takes three years before it starts producing fruit, so it can't be grown as an annual. However, since it's drought-resistant and doesn't require fertilizer, it could be grown without irrigation in areas where other crops don't survive. Triticale also contains more protein than wheat and less fiber, so it is used to make meat substitutes and dietary supplements.

## How many pounds does a bushel weigh?

To improve grain trade, the USDA developed weight standards for each grain so that grain could be measured to determine the number of bushels rather than attempting to estimate volume. Corn had a bushel weight of 56 pounds, while soybeans and wheat had bushel weights of 60 pounds. The actual weight of a single corn kernel is not known, but it is estimated to be between 495 and 625 milligrams. A single wheat germ weighs about 32 milligrams. Thus, one pound (454 grams) of dry corn kernels contains about 2.1 million kernels, and one pound (454 grams) of dry wheat berries has about 220,000 kernels.

These figures were based on farmers reporting their crops at market, so they are likely overestimates because heavier grains are more valuable and thus tend to get reported. Actual weight statistics for other types of grain are not available.

In general, grain weights vary by type and brand new crops can have different weights per bushel. In fact, some grains such as oats and rye actually weigh less than what's reported by the government standard because they contain areas where multiple spikes grow out from the same head, reducing the total weight. Other grains, such as wheat, have a high percentage of stem material which adds weight to the measure. Still others, like corn, have both types of material in them, making estimation difficult if not impossible for someone buying grain by the ton or load.

## How much does 3/4 minus weigh?

Approximate weight per cubic yard: 2400 lbs (1.2 tons). 454-460 kg (972-1036 pounds) as a bulk density.

## How many pounds are in a bushel and a peck?

1 apple peck equals 10–12 lb. 1/2 bushel of apples = 20–24 lb. A bushel of apples weighs between 40 and 48 pounds. That's about the weight of three average-size adults. One peck contains approximately 20 percent of a bushel, or 4 ounces. A pound contains 0.45 kg. So one peck contains about 2.5 ounces, or 70 grams.

Apple prices vary greatly depending on the type of apple. An orange Golden Delicious can cost as little as \$0.10 per pound while a crabapple is often more than \$1.00 per pound. Also, apples grown in warmer climates tend to be juicier and cheaper than those grown in colder regions. For example, Texas apples sell for about half the price of California apples because they are available year round instead of only during the harvest season. Of all the varieties of apples, Gala is the most expensive because it has a very high sugar content and does not keep well after picking.

The most common usage of bushel and peck is with regard to corn. A bushel is 32 pounds and a peck is 16 ounces. Thus, one bushel and a peck contains 64 ounces, or 2 pounds, which is equal to 2/3 of a metric ton.

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