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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.

In Hydroseeding, Weather Matters (A Lot)

In Hydroseeding, Weather Matters (A Lot)

Weather can be a hydroseeding contractor’s friend or foe. It can make a job much easier or much more difficult. It played a role in each of the following varied projects done by leading hydroseeding companies across the country.

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Advertiser’s Index

A.H. Meyer Maschinenfabrik GmbH 
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AER-FLO Inc.
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Agru America Inc.
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Aqua Dam Inc.
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Berry Plastics
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Bowie
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Bowman Construction/Biosol
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East Coast Erosion Blankets
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Ecologel Solutions LLC
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Envirocert International Inc.
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Ernst Conservation Seeds
www.ernstseed.com

Erosion Supply Company 
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Finn Corporation
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FODS
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Genesis Nursery Inc.
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Geobrugg
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Geostar Technologies LLC
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Granite Seed Company
www.graniteseed.com

Heavyweight Sediment Control Solutions
www.wtbinc.net

HydroStraw LLC
www.hydrostraw.com

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The Right Size for the Job

The Right Size for the Job

People often boast of the size, horsepower, and strength of the equipment they own and use. However, for many erosion control jobs, the right choice is compact equipment that has a smaller footprint. Compact excavators, track loaders, and skid steers are the best option for projects in limited space or

The Science of Seeds

The Science of Seeds

Remember how 10 blindfolded people in a room each describe the elephant from their own perspective? The same might be said of soil—the stuff we interchangeably refer to as ground, dirt, or surface covering. Eric C. Brevik, a professor of soil science at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, illustrates

The Role of Erosion Control on the Panama Canal Expansion Project

The Role of Erosion Control on the Panama Canal Expansion Project

EVERY EROSION CONTROL project is mission critical, but the Panama Canal expansion project, completed in June 2016, is arguably in a class by itself, given the scale of the undertaking and the waterway’s strategic importance to international commerce. The dirt-and-rock slopes created from the dredging of nearly 50 million cubic

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

Sediment Control Case Studies

Sediment Control Case Studies

In performing sediment control, Stacy’s ­Excavating typically uses silt fence, erosion logs, fabric mats, and inlet drain covers for its work. Among the items used are Blocksom and Co. products. The company’s Storm Water Inlet Filter serves as a sediment control solution for sewer inlets during the construction phase; it

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