# The Seed Market

| Using the information in
Table 1 calculate how much it will cost to plant your acres of corn, soybean, and wheat. |

The table gives the amount of seed in each bag and how many acres each bag will plant. For example, if you are planning to plant 100 acres with soybeans and you know that a 60 lb. bag of soybean seed will plant one acre, you will multiply 100 acres by the cost of the bag, $15.49, to find the total cost of planting your soybeans. Total the cost for all your seed for these three crops.

Crop | Price per bag | Size of bag | Number of acres each bag will plant |

Corn | $89.90 | 80,000 kernels | 3 |

Soybeans | $15.49 | 60 lbs. | 1 |

Wheat | $11.25 | 60 lbs. | 2/3 |

Complete the following table to help you calculate your total seed cost.

#### First Year of Rotation

Crop | Number of acres to plant | Cost of seed per acre | Total cost |

i.e. soybeans | 100 | $15.49 | $154.90 |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

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Total cost of seed for Year 1:_________

#### Second Year of Rotation

Crop | Number of acres to plant | Cost of seed per acre | Total cost |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

Total cost of seed for Year 2:_________

#### Third Year of Rotation

Crop | Number of acres to plant | Cost of seed per acre | Total cost |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

_____________ | _____________ | _____________ | ____________ |

Total cost of seed for Year 3:_________

Total cost of seed for all three years of rotation:____________

Go back to planning your farm