Acres are used to determine how much seed you need at planting time.
Use the most accurate measure of the field you intend to plant.
The only way to hit an accurate seeding rate is to know the size of the seed you are planting. Seed size is affected by weather, growing area, variety and more. Every seed lot will be different. Be sure to use your lot specific seed size at the time of planting.
There are several things to consider for determining the best seeding rate for your farm. Our typical suggestion for most soils in Ontario is 1.6 Million Seeds per acre when planting at a "normal time" for your area. This ensures enough seed to cover germination ranges, natural mortality and normal overwintering loss.
For more detailed recommendations, see our suggestions below.
Enter your price per 50lb unit of seed. Get this number from your local Authorized C&M Seeds dealer.
Total Seed Needed
Seeding cost per acre
Total Seed Cost
For seed cost estimates, fill out Price per 50lb Unit.
Total Seed Used
Measure one foot of a row and count the plants within that measurement.
11 plants/ft or more is worth keeping. Ideal stands with full yield potential for your soil type and area. Manage for success.
Stand CountWhat do these numbers mean? ?
A Seriously Thick Stand. Consider a PGR. (Check lodging score for varieties) Strongly consider split applications of nitrogen, or delayed first application on first N pass to discourage further tillering.
High yielding wheat starts with planting enough seed in the fall to come through the winter in the green or orange section in the chart below. The numbers above tell you where you stand on the chart.
Call the Wheat Team at C&M Seeds for all of your wheat questions. 1-888-733-9432 or www.redwheat.com