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Soybean Seeding
Calculator


(fill
in blue boxes)



Seed:





Acres in field


Bagged by
weight? (change these 2 boxes to 0 if sold by count)




Pounds of seed in a unit, if sold by weight




Number of seeds per lb. if sold by weight


or >

by count?





Thousands of seeds per unit if sold by count




Seeds per unit (thousands)




Seed price, $ per unit



Seeding rate:




Desired stand, thousands of plants per acre




Row spacing in inches




Warm germination of seed in % (from tag)




Expected emergence* of germinable seeds in %




Calculated seeding rate, thousands per acre




Seed required, units per acre




Number of units required for this field




Total seed cost for this field



Planting:





Seed drop rate per foot of row




Inches between seeds




Width of planter (number of row units)




Driving speed while planting (mph)




Acres per hour




Hours required to plant this field at 80% efficiency







*Emergence



100% Ideal conditions:
Temp, moisture, tilth perfect



90% Good but less than ideal



80% Fair Conditions



70% Poor Conditions





