Canola Seed Size impact on seeding rate

April 17, 2015



Be sure to check your seed size for your canola seed.  Seeing some very large TKW numbers which unfortunately means you need to seed more lb/ac.


Have an example of 5.25 gm/1000 kernels which is actually fairly large seed on the scale for canola. So unfortunately increases cost.  Should be sold on seeds/bag.


So plant stand target is 7-14 plants per sq ft of established plants.  So that is 304 920 to 609 840 plants per acre.  Estimate 40% loss on emergence need to drop 508 200 to 1 016 400 seeds/ac.  40% is actually a success and would represent optimum seeding conditions.  Losses are often higher.


Using a real target of 10 plants per sq ft.  Need to seed 726 000 seed per acre.  8.4 lb/ac for this target and seed size.  I have attached an article with charts to demonstrate the relationship.

Please reload

Recent Posts

November 7, 2017

July 27, 2017

March 21, 2017

July 26, 2016

June 8, 2016

May 26, 2016

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Twitter Classic
Site Map


          About Us        Services Offered         Industry News         Crop Update         Important Dates         Contact Us


© Copyright 2013-2019 Agronomy Advantage Inc.. All rights reserved.