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Anyone know where to find charts of weights and measures for agriculture products?
I am looking for the standard weight for such as,
Potatoes.......? lbs. per bu.
Beans...........? lbs. " "
Fruits, etc.

thanks,........margo
 

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I used to have a list of weights for 5-gallon buckets and 5-lb coffee cans. I thought that was the most useful thing! I don't kwow where it went, but I pretty much know for the things I use the most.

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I hope this helps you. I found this on a calendar we get from the feed store.
potatoes...60 lbs per bushel
white beans...60 lbs per bushel
onions...57 lbs per bushel
peas...60 lbs per bushel
turnips...55 lbs per bushel
corn, in ear...70 lbs per bushel
sweet potato...55 lbs per bushel

the only thing I found for fruit is for dried
apples, dried...26 lbs per bushel
peaches, dried...33 lbs per bushel
 

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margo said:
Anyone know where to find charts of weights and measures for agriculture products?
I am looking for the standard weight for such as,
Potatoes.......? lbs. per bu.
Beans...........? lbs. " "
Fruits, etc.

thanks,........margo

http://www.ranchers.net/conversions/bushels.htm
This page ought to help. Has such things as....

Crop Weight per bushel (lbs.)
Alfalfa 60
Barley 48
Clover, Alsike 60
Clover, Crimson 60
Clover, Ladino 60
Clover, White 60
Clover, Red 60
Clover Sweet 60
Corn, shelled 56
Corn, ear 70
Cotton 32
Cowpeas 60
Flax 60
Grass, Brome (smooth) 14
Grass, Blue 14
Grass, Fescue (tall) 14
Grass, Orchard 14
Grass, Redtop 14
Grass, Timothy 45
Lespedeza 40-50
Millet 50
Oats 32
Rape 60
Rye 56
Sorghum, forage 50
Sorghum, grain 56
Soybeans 60
Sudan grass 28
Sunflower (oil type) 24-32
Trefoil, Birdsfoot 60
Vetch 60
Wheat 60


Table 2. Calculating approximate weight of grain by volume Standard bushel weight (lbs.) Pounds/cubic feet
60 48.18
56 44.97
50 40.15
48 38.54
45 36.14
28 22.48
14 11.24
70 (ear corn) 28.001
1 Varies greatly with ear size and moisture content.


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:) Thank you, thank you. I have searched for quite a while but couldn't find any thing like that. I had an almanac years ago but, alas, threw it away,it had info in it. That was long before I ever knew I'd be interested. Thanks all for your replies.....Margo
 
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