As consumers walk down grocery store aisles today, they will most likely see a variety of products with a stamp or sticker stating the product is non-GMO. Five to 10 years ago, most of the world didn’t know what a GMO was, even though GMOs were in many foods.
In the 2015 sci-fi movie “The Martian,” Matt Damon’s character grew potatoes on Mars, and now NASA wants to, as well.
Family owned Dakota Peat & Equipment, in East Grand Forks began in the early ’80s developing peat, but evolved into building blending equipment to mix peat and sand for the golf and turf markets. Now, 30 years later, they have grown past just peat and equipment. The company offers topdressers, side and end dump trailers, tree spades, soil movers and, of course, Dakota peat and blenders. One product they’ve been producing is called Dakota REV, which helps with plant uptake. Plant uptake is how much water the plant absorbs and uses.