We've developed a method of calibrating a drill for the proper seeding rate for a successful prairie planting. Regardless of your seed blend, our calibration decals go on the inside and outside of a standard 5-gallon bucket. These decals include instructions and an example of how to calibrate the drill to help ensure you do not use too much or too little seed during planting. Save yourself the time, hassle, and money by planting at the correct rate!
If you have a set of our calibration decals, you're already cooler than your neighbors! If you need more detailed instructions, they're listed below.
Proper seeding rates are planted in 'pounds per acre.' Because of this, proper drill calibration requires a scale to determine how many pounds you're planting per acre. Additionally, seed sizes can change annually depending on different weather events during the growing season and will fluxiuate the seeding rate and therefore require a new calibration for each seed/mix put through the drill.
Pure Air Natives seed tags conveniently display your seed mix's volume converted from 'pounds per acre' to 'pounds to gallons', allowing for calibration anywhere using just a 5-gallon buck, no scale required.
NOTE: this same method can is useful when broadcast-planting as well with some slight changes to the steps.
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