# What is a seeding rate?

**Seeding Rate**. the number of seeds planted per hectare (ha) to ensure normal density of sprouts and a maximum yield. The

**seeding rate**is expressed by the number of germinating seeds (millions) and the weight of the seeds (kg).

Also to know is, how many seeds are in a pound of rye?

18,000 seeds

Additionally, how many acres does a 50 lb bag of grass seed cover? For example, if the recommended seeding rate for a specific blend of grasses is 6 pounds per **1,000** square feet, multiply 6 by **43.56** to get 261.36. Thus you would need just over 261 pounds of seed for 1 acre.

Also asked, how is seeding rate calculated?

grams) ÷ expected **seeding** survival (To convert to lbs/acre = **seeding rate** (kg/ha) x 0.89). For example, canola with TKW of five grams, germination of 95 per cent, expected survival of 50 per cent and targeting 100 plants per square metre, we would **calculate seeding rate** as: (100 x 5) / 50 = 10 kg/ha or 8.9 lbs/acre.

How do you identify pure live seeds?

**Pure live seed** indicates the amount of **seed** in the container that is capable of developing into seedlings. To **calculate** PLS, the percentage of **pure seed** listed on the **seed** label of a cultivar is multiplied by the percent germination (also listed on the **seed** label), and the product is divided by 100.