- Seeding Rate: 3 lbs seeds/acre
Too lazy to calculate configurations. The commercial numbers are extremely robust, so I think it's actually reasonable to scale down those numbers.
The rough approximate average seeding rate for fresh market carrots is around 3 lbs/acre
``` 3 lbs seeds/acre = 1.36078 kg/acre = 1.35 g/Plot ```
There's actually a very good spread in seeding rate, and 1.5 kg/acre = 3.3 lbs/acre, which is also a very reasonable number.
So I think for simplicity's sake, I'd like to pick 1.5 g/Plot for ease of doing math as the official number.
The ratio of the amount of yield appears to follow this kind of pattern:
- Processing: 100% yield (50% seed)
- Fresh market: 66% yield (100% seed)
- Baby: 33% yield (200% seed)
If I set processing carrots at 20 tons/acre = 40 lbs/Plot.
``` 40 lbs/Plot ÷ 1.33 = 30 lbs/Plot processing carrots yield ```
So the table of 100% yield values:
- Processing: 30 lbs/Plot
- Fresh Market: 20 lbs/Plot
- Baby Carrots: 10 lbs/Plot
Additionally, based on this article, it appears that mature carrots have 1:2 their mass in leaves. Near-mature carrots have 2:3 their mass in leaves. Immature carrots have 1:1 their mass in leaves. This means the crop waste table looks like this:
- Processing: 15 lbs/Plot
- Fresh: 13.2 lbs/Plot
- Baby: 10 lbs/Plot