Enter the total number of plants and the total area (acres) into the Planting Density Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Planting Density. 

Planting Density Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Planting Density. 

Dp = P / A
  • Where Dp is the Planting Density (plants/acre)
  • P is the total number of plants 
  • A is the total area (acres) 

To calculate the planting density, divide the number of plants by the total area.

How to Calculate Planting Density?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Planting Density.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total number of plants.
    1. The total number of plants is given as: 500.
  2. Next, determine the total area (acres).
    1. The total area (acres) is provided as: 3.
  3. Finally, calculate the Planting Density using the equation above: 

Dp = #P / A

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

Dp = 500 / 3 = 166.667 (plants/acre)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total number of plants = 750

total area (acres) = 4

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

Dp = #P / A = ?