10 September 1999

Seed rate advice

BOLD seed with thousand grain weights typically 10% above normal means cereal growers drilling by weight should be prepared to sow extra this autumn, says Dalgety. Those aiming for 350 seeds/sq m and normally sowing 175kg/ha (156lb/acre) of 50 TGW seed might have to drill 193kg/ha (172lb/acre) to get the same plant density, for example, explains the firms David Neale.