Seeding Rate Calculator
based on Pure Live Seed (PLS)
Step 1
What is the percent pure seed listed on your bag? Record this number in the box to the right.
Example
Sheeps Fescue - 30%
Hard Fescue - 32%
Red Fescue - 27%
Weed Seed - 1%
Inert matter - 0.5%
Percent Pure Seed (highlighted in red) = (30 + 32 + 27) = 89% Pure Seed
%
Step 2
What is the germination rate of the seed?
Example
Germination of fine fescues - 90%
%
Step 3
What is your desired seeding rate per thousand square feet? (ex. 1.5 pounds per thousand square feet)? Use decimal equivalent - DO NOT USE FRACTIONS.
lb/1000sq.ft.
Step 4
What is the total area that you wish to seed in square feet (ex. 25000 square feet)? DO NOT USE COMMAS
sq.ft.
Step 5
What is the size of your bag of seed in pounds? Record this number in the box to the right.
lbs.
Step 6
What is the cost per bag of seed? Record this number in the box to the right.
$

Your percentage Pure Live Seed (PLS) is

You need pounds per thousand square feet of this seed to accomplish your desired seeding rate.

Your total pounds of PLS ber bag of seed is

Your cost per pound PLS is

You need to purchase pounds of this seed for your desired seeding rate and seeding area.

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