Hay and Pasture Seeding Rate Calculator


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Species Seeding Rate Germination * Purity * Retail Seed Cost Actual Pure Live Seed Cost Species % of mixture by weight Seed Density % of Recommended Seeding Rate Recommended Seeding Rate Recommended Seeding Rate Seed Weight
  lb/a % % $/pound $/pound lb/lb seeds/sq ft % in mixtures in pure stands seeds/lb
Legumes  
Alfalfa $ 19.74 100 0 0 8 12 220,000
Alsike Clover $ 4.80 0 0 0 2 3 680,000
Birdsfoot trefoil $ 6.12 0 0 0 6 8 372,000
Ladino Clover $ 5.56 0 0 0 6 5 784,000
Red clover $ 4.54 0 0 0 8 10 252,000
White clover, intermediate $ 5.33 0 0 0 2 5 784,000
Kura clover $ 9.07 0 0 0 2 5 251,000
Grasses  
Tall Fescue $ 2.83 0 0 0 4 15 190,000
Meadow Fescue $ 4.31 0 0 0 6 15 226,000
Orchardgrass $ 5.44 0 0 0 4 10 600,000
Bluegrass, Kentucky $ $3.80 5 0 0 10 15 2,200,000
Festolium $ 2.95 0 0 0 6 15 227,000
Read canarygrass $ 4.65 0 0 0 5 6 526,000
Ryegrass, Italian $ 1.70 0 0 0 4 20 270,000
Ryegrass, Perennial $ 2.83 0 0 0 4 15 190,000
Smooth Bromegrass $ 5.56 0 0 0 6 16 136,000
Timothy $ 2.72 0 0 0 4 8 1,234,000
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**50-75 seeds per square foot are usually adequate for a good stand. Rates up to 150 seeds/sq foot will give faster initial ground cover but no more yield. Numbers above 75 may result in excessive competition and poor establishment of some species.