This section includes an assortment of Excel (XL) seed mix templates. The templates are representative of some of the various methods of writing seed mixes that we have seen over the years. These mix templates can also be used to generate mix tags. Each template includes brief instructions, a sample mix, and a blank spreadsheet for your use. If you require a different Excel (XL) format, please call or email our office. If you would like a spreadsheet with multiple mix templates, please call or email our office.
Many of our mix templates use decimal pounds to enter seeding rates instead of pounds and ounces. Historically, it was common to see seed mixes written listing some species as ounces per acre and some as pounds per acre. Decimal pound is an artificial measurement that simplifies spreadsheet formulas, not metric but not paying homage to base 16 math. Once you become accustomed to working in decimal pounds, they will be quicker to use, be less prone to errors, will simplify (or eliminate) XL formulas, and ultimately use less paper and ink/toner to print seeding specifications.
Each spreadsheet also has an alphabetized species list as the final item. As you type a botanical name, Excel’s Auto fill will finish the name. Auto fill works best when there is a continuous line of data between the list and the data entry point.
Submitting your seed mixes for quotes or estimates in one of these XL spreadsheets will speed up the processing and return of your quote. Click to download a copy of the instructions to properly fillout and submit your spreadsheet.
|oz. lb./acre||lb/acre||PLS % by weight||lb/acre % by count|
|IDOT PLS||PLS oz/acre||PLS lb/acre||oz/1000 sq. ft|
|IDOT PLS metric|