Buffer Strips

Business / Agriculture / Buffer Strips: Slender areas of permanent vegetation, often planted along the edge or the contour of a field, usually to slow the flow of water or the velocity of wind, in order to capture sediment and other materials before they leave the farm and become pollutants. Types of buffers include filter strips, field borders, grassed waterways, field windbreaks, shelterbelts, contour grass strips, and riparian buffers.

Furring Strips

Business / Construction / Furring Strips: Strips of wood, often 1 X 2 and used to shim out and provide a level fastening surface for a wall or ceiling. MORE

Riparian Buffer

Business / Agriculture / Riparian Buffer: A strip of vegetation along the bank of a body of water which slows the rate of flow of runoff from adjoining uplands, causing sediment and other materials to fall out onto the land before the runoff MORE

STRIPS

Business / Taxes / STRIPS: STRIPS, an acronym for separate trading of registered interest and principal of securities, are special issues of US Treasury zero-coupon bonds. They're created and sold by brokerage firms, not by the MORE

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