I had a question today about how much seed can safely be applied with wheat seed. I showed him this chart and he recommended I share it with everyone, so here we are.
I will give a quick explanation on how to read the chart.
- On the left side, find your drill type.
- Just to the right of drill type, find your seed spread, which would be the width of the planted area.
- At the top, select the row spacing your drill is designed to operate.
- Find where the row and column cross, and that will show you a range of lbs of N that can be applied.
Here are a couple examples.
- Hoe drill with a 3 inch seed spread with 7.5 inch planter spacing would allow you to apply 44-58 lbs of N per acre with the seed.
- Air seeder drill with a 6 inch seed spread with 10 inch planter spacing would allow you to apply 51-55 lbs of N per acre with the seed.
I would recommend staying on the lower side of those recommendations, just to make sure there aren’t any germination or root pruning issues.
That’s all I have for today. As usual, if you have any questions, contact your local Farmer’s Coop agronomist.
Make it a great week!