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Using 1,000 kernel weight for calculating seeding rates and harvest losses

Description

The 1,000 kernel (1,000 K) weight is a measure of seed size. It is the weight in grams of 1,000 seeds. Seed size and the 1,000 K weight can vary from one crop to another, between varieties of the same crop and even from year to year or from field to field of the same variety. Because of this variation in seed size, the number of seeds and, consequently, the number of plants in a pound or a bushel of seed is also highly variable. By using the 1,000 K weight, a producer can account for seed size variations when calculating seeding rates, calibrating seed drills and estimating shattering and combine losses.

Updated

May 1, 2018

Tags
field crops harvesting seeding and planting

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

5 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2007-08-01

Date Added

2015-12-09T17:29:04.646468

Date Modified

2018-05-01

Date Issued

2007-08-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

100/22-1

NEOS catalogue key

3989714

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca