Enter the number of seeds planted (or weight, cost, etc) and the germination rate (%) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Seed Loss.

## Seed Loss Formula

SL = SP - GR/100 *SP

Variables:

- SL is the Seed Loss (seeds)
- SP is the number of seeds planted (or weight, cost, etc)
- GR is the germination rate (%)

To calculate Seed Loss, multiply the germination rate by the number of seeds planted, then subtract the the result from the number of seeds planted.

## How to Calculate Seed Loss?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Seed Loss.

- First, determine the number of seeds planted (or weight, cost, etc).
- Next, determine the germination rate (%).
- Next, gather the formula from above = SL = SP – GR/100 *SP.
- Finally, calculate the Seed Loss.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

number of seeds planted (or weight, cost, etc) = 10000

germination rate (%) = 30