Enter the number of healthy seedlings and the number of seeds into the Germination Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Germination Rate.

## Germination Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Germination Rate.

GERM = HS / S * 100
• Where GERM is the Germination Rate (%)
• HS is the number of healthy seedlings
• #S is the number of seeds

To calculate the germination rate, divide the number of healthy seedlings by the number of seeds, then multiply by 100.

## How to Calculate Germination Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Germination Rate.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the number of healthy seedlings.
• The number of healthy seedlings is given as: 40.
2. Next, determine the number of seeds.
• The number of seeds is provided as: 100.
3. Finally, calculate the Germination Rate using the equation above:

GERM = HS / #S * 100

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

GERM = 40 / 100 * 100 = 40.00 (%)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

number of healthy seedlings = 20

number of seeds = 200