Frequently Asked Questions

This page should answer most of the questions we hear. If you can’t find a satisfactory answer here, don’t hesitate to call or send us an email. We enjoy what we do, and look froward to helping you.



Do you sell live plants?

We do not sell live plants. We only sell seed.

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What is the difference between bearded, awletted and beardless grain?

Many grains grow a "beard" from the tip of the seed shell. But there are also "beardless" varieties available. Which one is best for you?

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Can I eat seeds purchased from you?

No. Great Basin Seed does not sell seed for human consumption.

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What is a soil test? How will it help me?

Understanding your soil can be beneficial. A soil lab can provide you with important information about your soil conditions.

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Certified Seed

What is Seed Certification?

There are many levels of seed certification. Certification can verify seed quality, genetic purity and seed source.

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dry land of Salt & Alkali Soils Pasture Mix, Salt and Alkali Soils Seed

Seed for Salt and Alkali Soils

Do you have salty, alkaline or otherwise difficult soils? There are probably some things you can try...this page will get you started.

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What Does A Seed Lab Do?

Seed labs analyze our seed lots to determine purity and germination. They are our third-party quality control.

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golden color brush of sparse Black Sagebrush, artemisia nova. Scientific name: Artemesia nova

What are CRP Seed Mixes?

CRP seed mixes are administered by the Farm Service Agency to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

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Things You Can Do After A Wildfire

Have your land or investments been effected by fire? You can re-grow and re-build with seed!

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What is Source Identified Seed?

When the collection source of a seed is verified by a Crop Improvement Association, it is called Source Identified Seed.

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