HYB: Mike Suttons 100,000 seedlings
Just for fun I did some calculations using 100,000 seedlings:
Assume 1 square foot per seedling and paths take up 1/3 of the field.
Space required : (1square foot per seedling x 100000) / (43,560 sqft per
acre x Path factor .66) = 3.44 acres!
How much time do we have to evaluate each bloom ?
Well lets assume they bloom over a 30 day period, and we only need to
look at each seedling once to make up our minds (yeh right) and we work
8 hours excluding lunch breaks.
(30days x 8 hour days x 60 min/hr x 60 sec/min) / (100000) = an average
of 8.64 seconds per seedling of time available for evaluation!
How far do we have to walk in 8 hours each day ?
Assume 208.7 ft per row (1 acre) and 35 rows per acre
Walking Distance: (208.7 x 35 x 3.44) / 5280 feet per mile = 4.76 miles
per day !
I don't even want to think about planting, weeding, spraying, culling
and logging all the seedling data....
Hope you have lots of good help Mike !
We have a nice price on our Quantum 10Gigabyte drive coming out right
now - sounds like you could use several to save all this data
Chad Schroter :,) (tongue in cheek )
Los Gatos CA Zone 9