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sod

a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf

sod

A thin block of grass held by its roots, usually used for turf and lawns, but can be used as a temporary building material. Like brick, sod is cut and laid in regular block shapes. The walls of a sod building are usually protected with a layer of stucco or wood panels. See also: Biomaterials

Sod

 

the surface layer of soil with interwoven live and dead roots, runners, and rhizomes of perennial grasses. Sod contains a large amount of organic matter. It is most developed in virgin steppes and in meadows, where it serves as an effective means of holding and absorbing moisture. The destruction of sod in plowing or by grazing often causes soil erosion. Sod protects the slopes of earthen structures from water and wind erosion. The best means of tilling sod on turfy arable soils is by plowing with plows having skim colters; the quality of the plowing is improved by preliminary disking. Turfy marshy soils are cultivated with rotary tillers or plows, followed by harrowing.


Sod

 

pieces of turf, cut mostly in rectangular sections. It is used for quickly grassing areas of ground not covered with vegetation, for strengthening slopes of dams and railroad beds, and for other purposes, such as for lawns and for repairing lawns when laying out public gardens.

sod

The upper layer of soil covered by grass and containing the grass roots.
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Require producers who convert native sod to cropland to certify to the Farm Service Agency the number and location of acres of native sod that are converted in an existing automated crop certification system so the converted acres would be accurately tracked;
In our study, the SOD activity was increased in asthmatics with a value of 62.
The first group (CON) did not receive any irradiation and was untreated, the second group (XRT) received irradiation only, the third group (XRT+SOD) received irradiation pretreated with wild SOD (250-6000 U/mL) for 3 h, the fourth group (XRT+AMFT) received irradiation pretreated with amifostine (4 [micro]g/mL) for 0.
For Sites A and D, sod was harvested in mid-July, after snow had melted and soils had thawed to a depth of about 20-25 cm.
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As this enzyme eliminates free radicals so it was valuable to find the effect of visible range radiations (colours) on SOD [4].
The researchers observed that the survival of fruit flies with SOD "turned on" in their muscles increased, and for several days, they remained as active as their normal counterparts.
The applications enhancement also include real-time monitoring and enforcement of SoD policies, maintain a complete audit trail, including SoD .
SOD theory is also supposedly based on the Soviet theory of operational art of the 1920s and 1930s.
Respiration causes sod to heat up, and when stacked the sod can be seriously injured.
Interpretation & conclusion: Our findings show that SOD activity in newborns, children and young Spanish people is affected by age but not by gender (except from [greater than or equal to] 14-18 yr) or rural or urban status.
Hemke's sod is showing up in lots of backyards, at business entrances and even at Hayward Field, the University of Oregon's storied track field.