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  The Seed Initiative
The Seed Initiative (Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development), including the Seed Awards, aims to inspire, support and build the capacity of locally-driven entrepreneurial partnerships to contribute to the delivery of the Millennium Development Goals and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.
From Cameroon to the Andaman coast: 2008 SEED Award finalists are announced and SEED’s Associate Partners Network is launched.
SEED is grateful for the contribution of the International Jury 2008 - see details of jurors (pdf).
www.seedinit.org   (169 words)

  The Seed Biology Place - Seed Structure and Anatomy
Viola seeds have an oily caruncle and are sought and dispersed by ants.
In mature tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and pepper (Capsicum annuum) seeds the embryo is surrounded by an abundance of endosperm cells and by the testa (seed coat).
Pea seeds: The embryo of mature seeds of Pisum sativum consists of the embryonic axis and the cotyledons.
www.seedbiology.de /structure.asp   (0 words)

  Seed - MSN Encarta
Seeds of the angiosperm, or flowering plant, differ from those of the gymnosperm, or conifer and related plants, in being enclosed in the ovary that later forms a fruit; gymnosperm seeds lie exposed on the scales of the cones.
Some seeds, in addition, have projects from the seed coat that serve to aid in the absorption of water when the seed is about to germinate or that merely form an additional protective coating about the seed.
A specific number of seeds are counted out, and the seeds are placed in an environment favorable to development; the percentage of viable seed in the batch of seed being tested is an index of viability of all seeds of the same lot.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557802/Seed.html   (838 words)

  Seed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A seed is the ripened ovule of gymnosperm or angiosperm plants.
In the latter case, the seed coat protects the seed from digestion, while perhaps weakening the seed coat such that the embryo is ready to sprout when it gets deposited (along with a bit of fertilizer) far from the parent plant.
The function of a seed is one of serving as a delaying mechanism: a way for the new generation to suspend its growth and allow time for dispersal to occur or to survive harsh, unfavorable conditions of cold or dryness, or both.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seed   (873 words)

The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule.
Seeds have been an important development in the reproduction and spread of flowering plants, relative to more primitive plants like mosses, ferns and liverwort, which do not have seeds and use other means to propagate themselves.
In the case of sunflower and corn "seeds", what is sown is the seed enclosed in a shell or hull, and the potato is a root or stem depending on what is being sowed.
www.buzznet.com /tags/seed   (316 words)

 Saving Seed
Before saving seed, consider the method of pollination, the time of seed bearing, whether the plant is a hybrid, and the manner of seed collection.
To obtain seed, the roots are dug in the fall and stored between 32 and 45 degrees F through the winter.
Seed saved from hybrids produces many different plant types and is a disappointment for any Gardener who has unknowingly saved and planted hybrid seed.
www.ext.colostate.edu /pubs/garden/07602.html   (851 words)

 SEED at Northwestern University - Home
SEED exists to affect the state of the environment and to support progressive environmental movements at Northwestern.
SEED is always eager to hear new ideas and take on new projects, and encourages anyone with an interest in the environment to join.
SEED is a student organization that exists to educate, research, and do service work to affect the state of the environment and to support progressive environmental movements and directions.
groups.northwestern.edu /seed   (197 words)

 SEED Manual - Chapter 1: Introducing SEED : IRIS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SEED was designed for use by the earthquake research community, primarily for the exchange between institutions of unprocessed earth motion data.
The SEED format was not designed for use with non-time series data, nor with time series data sampled at unequal intervals in time (nevertheless, mechanisms for including console logs were easily accommodated).
SEED allows you to use a modified subset of the format for data recording at a field station, but several constraints are imposed by the real-time nature of station processors.
www.iris.washington.edu /manuals/SEED_chpt1.htm   (5679 words)

 Seed Germination Database
Sow the seeds in moist sand, pressing them into the sand until only a small part of the fl seed is visible and grow in a temperature of 75 degrees F in the dark and ensure that the sand always remains moist.
The seeds should be sown on the surface of the moist compost, covered to their recommended depth if necessary and the container is then placed inside a Polythene bag after which the end is sealed with an elastic band.
The seeds are best sown in containers of free draining compost and placed in a cold frame or plunged up to their rim outdoors in a shaded part of the garden, preferably on the north side of the house avoiding cold drying winds and strong sun.
www.backyardgardener.com /tm.html   (11350 words)

 Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants - Propagation from Seed
Seed of a wide range of Australian plants can be purchased from commercial suppliers and members of the Society for Growing Australian Plants can obtain seed free from the co-operative Seed Banks operated by the various Regional groups.
Seeds are abraded between two sheets of fairly fine sandpaper to reduce the thickness of the seed coat.
A type of dormancy often encountered with seed of species native to alpine or semi-alpine habitats is a requirement for a period of cold conditions prior to germination.
farrer.riv.csu.edu.au /ASGAP/seed.html   (1724 words)

 Making an Informed Seed Purchase
Certified seed is sold in bags with a blue tag that lists such things as the variety name; germination, weed seed, and inert matter percentage; seed lot number; and source of production.
Certified seed must meet fairly strict purity requirements; in some states more than 1 percent each of other varieties' or crops' seed is unacceptable.
Seed that is dormant and capable of germinating but fails to do so in a standard germination test is called hard seed and is not included in the PLS percentage.
www.noble.org /Ag/Forage/SeedPurchase/Index.htm   (709 words)

 Wellesley Centers for Women - SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum
The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum, a staff-development equity project for educators, is in its twenty-first year of establishing teacher-led faculty development seminars in public and private schools throughout the U.S. and in English-speaking international schools.
SEED seminar participants handle with more confidence and competence the challenges and joys of the many kinds of diversity found in their own lives and in the lives of others.
SEED helps to create multiculturally equitable and gender balanced curriculum that makes room for reflecting upon the lives of all girls and boys (and women and men) with a sense of integrity and coherence.
www.wcwonline.org /seed   (645 words)

 Planting a Lawn -- Seed Super Store
To determine the amount of seed required for your lawn, divide the area in square feet by 1,000 and multiply that number by the recommended seeding rate per thousand square feet.
Seed drills, such as a Brillion seeder, are towed behind a tractor.
Because the seed is not firmly in contact with the soil, it is vulnerable to drying out and death if not kept continuously moist until germination.
seedsuperstore.com /ask_the_expert/planting.asp?printPage=true&   (2276 words)

 Oregon Department of Energy - Conservation Division State Energy-Efficient Design (SEED) Prg
SEED was originally established in 1991 as a result of Oregon State law, ORS 276.900-915.
SEED applies to all state agencies and state higher education institutions that are authorized to finance the construction, purchase or renovation of buildings or other structures to be used by the State of Oregon.
The goal of SEED is to ensure that all cost-effective energy conservation measures (ECMs) are included in state buildings and that the building meets the 20 percent better than code provision.
www.oregon.gov /ENERGY/CONS/SEED/SEEDhome.shtml   (760 words)

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SEED Overview SEED is a 128-bit symmetric key block cipher that has been developed by KISA (Korea Information Security Agency) and a group of experts since 1998.
SEED is a national standard encryption algorithm in South Korea [TTASSEED] and is designed to use the S-boxes and permutations that balance with the current computing technology.
SEED Object Identifiers For those who may be using SEED in algorithm negotiation within a protocol, or in any other context that may require the use of OIDs, the following three OIDs have been defined.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc4009.txt   (1626 words)

 SEED Manual - Chapter 1: Introducing SEED : IRIS
SEED was designed for use by the earthquake research community, primarily for the exchange between institutions of unprocessed earth motion data.
The SEED format relies on a few assumptions that are common to all digital seismic data exchange formats currently in use for network data.
SEED allows you to use a modified subset of the format for data recording at a field station, but several constraints are imposed by the real-time nature of station processors.
www.iris.edu /manuals/SEED_chpt1.htm   (5679 words)

 Amazon.com: Seed: Magazines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seed is the groundbreaking publication that connects science and society, helping us better understand the topics in science today and how they are affecting our lives.
Seed canvasses the global science landscape for the ideas and issues that are reaching beyond the lab to affect politics, business, the arts, and current events.
Seed shall be my science review magazine of choice, until it has been replaced by a publication even smarter and sexier than itself.
www.amazon.com /Seed/dp/B000B7VBOG   (1451 words)

 Spreading Seeds
Seeds can also grow in a flower and drop to the ground.
Some tree seeds drop directly below the parent and die because there is not enough light or food for them to grow.
Another flying seed is the dandelion which gets planted because ants carry the seeds down into thier hole.
library.thinkquest.org /3715/seeds4.html   (359 words)

 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Millennium Seed Bank Project: Seed Dormancy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seed dormancy has evolved in plants to ensure survival from the time of seed dispersal to the time of germination and seedling establishment.
Physiologically dormant seeds in the Apiaceae, Iridaceae, Liliaceae, Papaveraceae and Ranunculaceae families usually respond positively to a period of moist storage under cold or warm conditions before sowing at the optimum germination temperature.
Seeds with physical dormancy are often chipped or covering structures are removed at the MSB to allow water uptake or remove chemical inhibitors or mechanical constraint and hence allow germination.
www.rbgkew.org.uk /msbp/tech/dormancy.html   (590 words)

In general, seeds must be encouraged to imbibe water, be exposed to proper temperatures, and have proper ventilation and adequate time in order to transform themselves into living plants.
Seed drills are tractor-pulled farm implements that have a series of small plows or disks that open furrows in the soil, then meter in a specified amount of seed from a top-mounted storage box down tubes into the ground.
Broadcasting seed in spring is the most common method of planting, either by hand or using a lawn-type spreader.
people.uis.edu /braeb1/uisprairieproject/seed.htm   (1682 words)

The pre treatment of seeds (warm, cold, or variable stratification) is a surprisingly simple measure that one uses to break a seed's dormancy to enable the seed to germinate.
By subjecting the seeds to the required pre-treatment, you are providing them with the natural effect that Mother Nature would have provided had the seeds been left to their natural course.
Seeds from trees and shrubs that ripen their seeds in the early fall, as a rule, require a warm moist treatment to induce germination.
www.djroger.com /stratification.htm   (2301 words)

 How to Germinate Seed for Bonsai
When the seed finally germinates, remove it from the bag and sow, one at a time if necessary, and this is often the case.
For seed that does not take long to pretreat such as Cedrus I don't even use paper towels or other media, I soak the seed, dry it in the sun for about fifteen minutes until the outer husk feels dry to the touch and put it in a baggie and into the fridge.
Seed from bonsai is a very long term process, five years for even very small bonsai, so don't let this be your only strategy.
www.evergreengardenworks.com /seed.htm   (1866 words)

Seed is grown in several isolated valleys at an average elevation of 4,100 feet primarily in three areas: Lower Klamath Lake, Upper Klamath Lake, and Dairy-Bonanza.
Seed should be protected from drying out and overheating in truck beds by tarping and minimizing time in the field, especially in warm weather.
Seed pieces should be treated with a recommended, currently labeled (see CDMS for current labels), fungicide such as Maneb, Mancozeb, Thiabendazole or Thiophanate-methyl immediately after cutting.
oregonstate.edu /potatoes/seed.htm   (2873 words)

 KISA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SEED is a 128-bit symmetric key block cipher that had been developed by KISA (Korea Information Security Agency) and a group of experts since 1998.
SEED has been adopted as an industrial association standard of Korea(Telecommunication Technology Association).
SEED has been widely used in Korea for confidential services such as e-commerce, e-mail, financial service, data storage, electronic toll collection, VPN, digital right management, etc. As of Sep. 2003, its source code in C has been distributed to about 600 businesses including academics and research institutes by KISA through e-mail.
www.kisa.or.kr /seed/seed_eng.html   (266 words)

 Seed Media Group : Science is Culture
Seed Media Group was founded in 2005 to make and distribute ground-breaking, science-based media, entertainment and communications products for both consumers and professional scientists.
While Seed is a for-profit enterprise, our higher purpose is to elevate science literacy on a global scale in order to secure the benefits of civilization for the 21st century.
Seed and Science is Culture are registered trademarks, and ScienceBlogs and the Phylotaxis logo are trademarks of Seed Media Group.
www.seedmediagroup.com   (303 words)

 Seed Review - PC
Instead Seed focuses on maintaining the colony platform, fixing various and persistent equipment breaks, leveling up engineering skills and then, if you so choose, engaging in the politics within the colony.
Seed does have a few problems, but this is a game that is a marked departure from the typical MMO fare, and what Runestone has crafted is very nice.
Seed is a great break from standard MMO fare, but lacks on a few points – including a fair amount of players
pc.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r27822.htm   (981 words)

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