The Q&A Archives: Corn Seeding Rate

Question: I have purchased six pounds of corn to plant in my field, and do not remember how much area this will cover. I am ready to have the land rototilled, and would like to know how many square feet to have done.

Answer: One quarter pound of corn will plant about 1000 feet of row (seeds spaced about 4" apart), so 6 pounds will plant 24,000 feet of row. Assuming your rows are spaced two and a half feet apart, by my math I figure you can plant an area of about 60,000 square feet. One acre is 43,560 square feet, so it's about one and a third acres. Check my math!

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