Straw erosion control blankets provide temporary protection for seed and soil from the erosive forces of wind and rain. Agricultural straw fibers are made into a blanket to aid in vegetation establishment of newly seeded, gentle slopes. "Single net straw" blankets, netting stitched to the topside of straw fibers, are cost-effective for many situations. "Double net straw" blankets, netting stitched to both the top and bottom sides of the straw fibers, provide additional protection. The nettings and stitching are typically made from synthetic materials; however, straw blankets are also available with biodegradable nettings and stitching for environmentally sensitive applications.