Seed Spacing Sugar Beet Calulator

This interactive web page is designed to calculate how much seed you will need for a particular field, a particular variety, part of a field for a particular variety, or for your entire crop. You have two calculator options, depending on your choice of input.

Calculator “A” requires you to input your row spacing, the seed spacing you will plant, and the number of acres for this particular combination of variety and field size.

Calculator “B” requires you to input your row spacing, your target established plant population, your estimate of percent emergence in this particular field, and the number of acres for this particular combination of variety and field.

You can enter new information and perform the calculation again for as many combinations as you want. You can also print out the results with input information for each calculation.

Developed by John Smith
Machinery Systems Engineer (now retired)
Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Calculator A

Row Spacing:  inches
Target planter seed spacing:  inches 
Acres to be planted:  acres



Units of sugarbeet seed required:  (100,000 seeds/unit)
Seed Population:  seeds/acre


Calculator B

Row Spacing:  inches
Target Harvest Plant Population:  plants/acre (recommend 32,000 to 40,000)
Estimated Percent Emergence:  % (typical is 65%, range is 55% to 75%)
Acres to be planted:  acres



Seed Spacing:  inches
Seed Population:  seeds/acre
Units of sugarbeet seed required:  (100,000 seeds/unit)