Carrot (Danvers)/calculations

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Selected Statistics[edit]

  • Seeding Rate: 3 lbs seeds/acre

Seeding Rate[edit]

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.

Yield[edit]

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.

Subtract 33%:

``` 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