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A seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food.

The Doomsday Vault

The Doomsday Vault

You’ve probably heard of the Global Seed Vault, a facility located in the Arctic that houses 500 million seeds collected from around the world. The vault is buried beneath the permafrost, and its purpose is to keep safe a supply of seeds we could use to regenerate our food supplies

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Genesis Nursery Inc.
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Granite Seed Company
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Growth Products
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Hoosier Aquatic Management Inc.
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HydroStraw LLC
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Keystone Retaining Wall Systems
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L & M Supply Company

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SUTTER EQUIPMENT COMPANY
The SUTTER 500 and SUTTER 300 trail dozers are designed for trail construction and maintenance, public works, fire breaks, timber thinning, contractors, ranchers, and residential. Build approximately 1,000 feet per hour of 3- to 4-foot-wide trails with the SUTTER 500, or under-30-inch-wide single-track trails with the SUTTER 300.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Managing for Drought

Managing for Drought

The mania for a green lawn, or in some cases green anything, across many regions of the US has been quelled by recent droughts (thankfully now abating). Even long before water meters were spinning at record rates for golf resorts, private homes, and corporate campuses, scientists have been devising technologies

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

The rolling landscape of Scott County, MN, is rural but not particularly remote. “That area is farm country, and the Minnesota River goes through the entire area. On the top of the bluffs it’s farmland, but at the river, the elevation drops about 200 feet in 800 feet,” says Paul

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