Northern Plains Seed Calculator
|Wheat Class||Ave # Seeds/lb|
|Hard Red Spring Wheat||12,000-17,000|
|Hard Red Winter Wheat||13,000-18,000|
Seeds/lb and germination information can be found on your certified seed tag or bulk seed certificate.
Contact your state seed certification agency for information on submitting a grain sample for seed count and germination results.
ND State Seed Department—701-231-5400
SD Crop Improvement Association—605-688-4606
MN Crop Improvement Association—800-510-6242
MT Seed Growers Association—406-994-3516
Although seeds may be viable during germination tests, a certain percentage of seeds may be lost due to other natural or mechanical factors such as insects, improper soil contact from excess plant residue or rocks, root diseases, wheel tracks, etc. Ideal soil conditions, seed placement, and pest control can limit % stand loss.