TVN NEWS LETTER INDEX (pdf files)

NEWSLETTER #3

March 1990

Acquistion of planting material -2
Nursery management - 3
Hedge establishment and management - 4
Pest and Diseases - 5
Research Results - 6
Vetiver around the World - 9
Vetiver catalogue - 10
Vetiver users listing - 20

NEWSLETTER # 4

(November 1990)

Vetiver Grass Seminars - 62
Vetiver Grass Awards - 62
BOSTID Vetiver Grass Study - 63
Vetiver Grass Literature - 63
Ethiopian Soil Conservation - 64
Spacing of Hedgerows - 65
Fodder Value of Vetiver - 66
Research Update - 66
Current Uses of Vetiver - 68
Letters To The Network - 68
World Bank Publication - 69
Vetiver Bibliography - 69

NEWSLETTER # 5

(March 1991)

Vetiver Research, Akola, India - 72
Vetiver Research, Philippines - 73
Vetiver Research, Malaysia - 74
Planting Density & Spacing - 75
Vetiver Reseach, Tamil Nadu, India - 76
Stemborers In Vetiver Grass - 76
USA, Vetiver Workshop - 77
Letters To The Network - 77
All China Newsletter - 79
Funds For NGOs - 80
Geographic Distribution - 81
Research Institutions - 81
NGOs/World Bank - 81
Alternative Technologies - 82

NEWSLETTER # 6

(June 1991)

The Vetiver Awards - 84
Vetiver Grass In Malaysia by Dr. P.K. Yoon - 86
Role of Vetiver Grass byDrs. Bharad and Bathkal - 97
Soil Salinity and Vetiver by Dr. P. Troung et al - 99
Vetiver In Fujian Province by Mr. Wang Zisong - 105
All China Vetiver Newsletter - 108
Vetiver Against Erosion by Dr. F. Dinger - 110
Vetiver Hedge Research by Dr. S. Subramanian - 111

NEWSLETTER # 7

(November 1991)

Bostid Publication - 114
Change in Soil Conservation - 114
Mycorrhiza and Vetiver - 115
Fertilizer Trials - 116
Indigeneous Soil Conservation - 118
CIAT Trials - 120
Crop Yield - 121
Mulch and Termites - 121
Network Letters - 121

NEWSLETTER # 8

(June 1992)

Vetiver Awards - 128
First International Vetiver Workshop - 130
More 'Ad hoc' Trials From Dr. Yoon - 130
Vetiver In Louisiana, USA - 133
An Update On Salt Tolerance - 133
Vetiver In P.R. China - 134
Golden Hope Plantation' Experince
With Vetiver/ Malaysia - 137
Vetiver Trials at CIAT/Colmbia - 139
Herbicides For Vetiver - 141
Letters To The Network - 144

NEWSLETTER # 9

(November 1992)

Vetiver Seed For The Nursery - 150
Using Native Populations - 150
Different Cultivars - 151
Nursery Management - 151
Low Input Nurseries - 154
Raised Bed Nurseries - 155
Containerized Nurseries - 156
Mechanized Nurseries - 157
Alternative Propagation Methods - 160
Tissue Culture - 162
Commercialization - 162
Vetiver Awards Reminder - 163

NEWSLETTER # 10

(October 1993)

The Awards - 166
Letter From Dick Grimshaw - 167
A Look See At Vetiver In Malaysia, by Dr. P.K. Yoon - 169
Effects of Extreme Soil pH, by Dr. P.N.V. Truong - 171
Application of Molecular Diagnostics, by Dr. S. Kresovich, et al. - 177
Comparative Measurements, by Mr. Materne & Ms. Schexnayder - 178
Effects of Shading and Cutting, by Dr. Xia Hanping - 178
Effects of Hedges and Mulch, by Dr. Chen Kai - 179
Soil Salinity Tolerance, by Mr. G. Cook - 180
Stabilization of Roadcuts, by Mr. A. Tantum - 181
Vetiver Protected Channels, by Dr. Sahu, et al. - 181
Vetiver In Hong Kong, by Dr. R.D. Hill - 182
Vegetative Hedgerows, by Dr. Tiwari, et al. - 183
Soil and Water Conservation, by Dr. D.V. Rao - 183
Evaluation of Hedgerows, by Drs. Sagare and Meshram - 184
Experiences with Vetiver, by Dr. G.M. Bharad - 185
The Largest Vetiver Planting, by Mr. M. Robert - 186
A Commercial Source of Vetiver - 187
Report on Mortality - 187

NEWSLETTER # 11

(June 1994)

Development and Use of Vetiver in Thailand -1

NEWSLETTER # 12

(July 1994)

India - A Progress Report - 202
India - Madhya Pradesh - Vetiver: Its Application to Black Vertisols - Great Possibilities - 207
Rajasthan - the Driest Region of India - Vetiver’s Limit? - 207          
Kerala, The Church and Vetiver 208         
Sri Lanka -Tea - SALT and Vetiver Grass Hedges - 208
A Malwian Initiative - 208         
Philippines - On- Farm Research Notes - 210      
Zimbabwe - Commercial Farming Applications - 210      
Zimbabwe - Commercial Farming Applications - 211   
China - A fix for Soil Aluminum toxicity - 211      
Malaysia - The Wizard at Work!! Highway Stabilization - 212  
Nepal - Abundant Opportunities, but Very Few Takers - 212    
Fiji - Where it All Started - 212      
Ethiopia - Vetiver could be the Key to Soil and Water Conservation - 212
Costa Rica and Central American Growers - Accelerating Interest in Vetiver - 213
Indonesia - River Bank Stabilization - 213
South Africa - New Horizons - 213
Australia - Believe it or not - 214

NEWSLETTER # 13

(January 1995)

Editor’s Page.....1
Lest We Forget ... 2
Information.3
Letters to the Editor....4

News from the Field.
..7
Asian Grass to Lift Lambing Percentages....Toni Somes....7
Vetiver grass to combat soil erosion:Gwembe South, Zambia.......8
Vetiver development in Zambia. Alex Mundia.8
Vetiver in Central America. Jim Smyle. ....8
The Lupe Project’s Experiences With Vetiver Barriers In Honduras. David Leonard..10
Vetiver In Ethiopia. Shimelis Kebede...13
Report On The Potential Weed Problem Of Vetiver Grass And Its Effectiveness In Soil ErosionControl In Fiji. Paul Truong and Colin Creighton...16
Uses of Vetiver Grass in the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Military Installations.24

Research Papers
..25
Biotreatment of Produced Waters. Progress Report. Ray R. Hinchman, R. Gerald McNally, and M. Christina Negri....25
Vetiver grass, its potential in the stabilization and rehabilitation of degraded saline land. P.N.V. Truong .26
Hedgerows And Mulch As Soil Conservation Measures Evaluated Under Field Simulated Rainfall. Oscar S Rodriguez.26
Research and Development on the Application of Vetiver for Soil conser- vation in Indonesia. SolehSukmana..26
Use Of Vetiver In Sunflower Domi- nated Cropping System. Shri. A.P. Wankhede, Dr. T.G.Chimanshette, Shri A.P.Kadam..28
Vetiver Grass As A Preventative maintenance Measure For Irrigation Systems. Geoffrey Spencer..28
Important Biological Considerations In Use Of Vetiver Grass Hedgerows (VGHR) For Slope Protection And Stabilization. Dr. P. K.Yoon. ...29 Specifications For Vetiver Quality Hedgerows. Dr. P.K.Yoon...31
Vetiver Hedges on Contour for in-situ Rain Water Management on Arable, Non arable, and Wet Lands. G.M. Bharad...32

NEWSLETTER # 14

(September 1995)

Editor’s Page ... 1
Letters to the Network.....2
Newspaper Reports .......8
Vetiver Developments in Mexico.. ...9
What two men with a mission can accomplish..9
Accelerating Vetiver Developments In Africa..12 A Practical Look At Vetiver And Its Uses As AppliedIn The Republic off South Africa...12
Vetiver Grass As A Tool For Consideration In
The Forestry Erosion Management Program...13
Prospects And Problems Associated With The Use Of Vetiver Grass As A Biological Mean Of Soil And Water Conservation In Lesotho Lowlands And Foothills..13
Australian Pilot Programs Steam Ahead ...... 15
Effectiveness Of The Vetiver Hedges In Soil Erosion And Sediment Control In Queensland..15
India. Vetiver Has Found A Permanent Place In Land Management Practices..16
Khus (Vetiveria zizanioides) in Watershed Development in Karnataka.16 Introduction of Vetiveria zizanioides in Phulbani District..19
Thailand - A Visitor's View..24
Research Abstracts and Summaries.24
Vetiver Oil Extraction....28
Shoulder Reclaimer Saves Time, Money....38
Spanish Readers Column.....39

El papel del Pasto Vetiver en el sostenimiento de la productividad
agrŪcola....39
The Last Word From The Editor..45

NEWSLETTER # 15

(April 1996)

News Line

Table of Contents

The First International Vetiver Conference,“Vetiver - A Miracle Grass” 1 Funding Support For The Vetiver Network 2 A Call For Help from Cameroon! 2 Regional Networks 2

Red Del Vetiver Latinoamericana 2 The Vetiver Network Homepage on the Internet 3 Change of Address 3

Letters to the Editor 3 Thailand - First International Vetiver Conference

Draft Conference Resolution 7 Abstracts Of Selected Research Papers 9 SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS 9

TOLERANCE OF VETIVER TO TOXIC CHEMICALS 11 BIO-ENGINEERING ASPECTS 13 AGRICULTURAL USES OF VETIVER 16 VETIVER AGRONOMY 17 VETIVER GRASS HEDGE ROW TECHNOLOGY 19

Field Reports

South Africa
The Use of Vetiver grass in the Revegetation of Kimberlite
Spoil in Respect to South African Diamond Mining. 25

Fiji

Back From The Future: Do’s and Don’ts After 50 years

of Vetiver Utilization in Fiji. 26 Zimbabwe

The Hippo Valley Estates Magudu Vetiver Outreach Project 28 Papua New Guinea

The Establishment and Management of Vetiver Grass
within the Traditional Garden System of Papua New Guinea. 29

Australia
Effectiveness Of The Vetiver Hedges In Soil Erosion
And Sediment Control In Queensland 32 Effects of Heavy Metals Toxicities on Vetiver Growth 32 Resistance Of Vetiver Grass To Infection By Root-Knot Nematodes(Meloidogyne Spp) 36 Soil Moisture And Sorghum Yield As Affected
Vetiver Hedges Under Irrigated And Dryland Conditions. 36

Panama
Report on visit to Western Panama 37

USA
Guidelines for the Establishment of Warm Season
Grass Hedge for Erosion Control 40

The Vetiver Network Addresses of Directors and Officials 43

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NEWSLETTER # 16

(November 1996)

NEWSLINE ........... 1

Table of Contents

Editorial........... 1
Vetiver Network Funded for 1997 and 1998 . ........... 2
What Vetiver User Say in The Philippines ........... 2
Organizing Vetiver’s Next Steps to Global Acceptance ........... 4
Vetiver Proposed in Ghana’s Next Action Plan on Soil Fertility Mnaagement........... 10

ANNOUNCEMENTS ........... 10

Cameroon Workshop ........... 10
Newsletter#15 Quiz Winners ........... 10
The Vetiver Network Support Project........... 11

Support for the establishment of Regional or National Networks ........... 11
Vetiver Network Support to NGOs ........... 11
Vetiver Network Awards for Innovative Research and Technology Development ........... 12

Vetiver Homepage www.vetiver.org ........... 13
List of Vetiver Grass Suppliers ........... 13
Information on Vetiver Development -- Receive a Fee Video ........... 13 Vetiver Participant Directory ........... 14

REGIONAL NETWORKS ........... 14

The West African Regional Network (proposed) ........... 14 The Latin American Vetiver Network (LAVN) ........... 14 The European Network ........... 14
The China Vetiver Network ........... 14

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ........... 14 FIELD REPORTS ........... 24

AUSTRALIA Monto Vetiver ........... 24
CHINA Vetiver’s Application for the Prevention of Highway Slippage in South China ........... 25 COSTA RICA A Tour of Costa Rica ........... 26
ETHIOPIA Report on Vetiver Workshop - May 1996 - Mettu, Illubabor, Ethiopia. ........... 28 GHANA Vetiver Hedgerow Technology is catching up with Farmers. ........... 29
MEXICO A Visit By The Latin American Vetiver Network To Oaxaca, Mexico. Jim Smyle ........... 29 TANZANIA Vetiver Grass In Soil And Water Conservation Experience

Of Hima Iringa Project, Tanzania. ........... 31 THAILAND Vetiver strips or leucaena hedgerows? 32 USA Vetiver A Miracle Herb ........... 33

TECHNICAL NOTES ........... 35

How to Use Existing Barriers as Sources of Planting Material ........... 35
How to Plant Vetiver by Jim Smyle ........... 36
Know Your Hedge Vetiver: Environmental Concerns About Vetiveria zizanioides

RESEARCH 44

........... 37

Vetiver Workshop Australia, Queensland ........... 44
Vetiver Grass for Rehabilitation of Acid Sulphate Soils ........... 45
An Assessment Of Strength Properties Of Vetiver Grass Roots
In Relation To Slope Stabilization ........... 46
Malaysia Vetiver Seminar ........... 46
Farmer Participatory Selection of Vetiver Grass as the Most Effective Way to Control Erosion in Cassava-based Cropping Systems In Vietnam and Thailand ........... 50
Fungal Endophytes of Vetiver. ........... 54
The Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization on Growth and Root Yield of
Vetiver Grass (Vetiveria nigratana) in Nigeria (Preliminary Study) ........... 55

VETIVER NEWSLETTER #16 PAGE 83

Table of Contents Continued

Spain- The Introduction, Early Results And Potential Uses Of Vetiver Grass Hedge Row (VGHR) In Mediterranean Regions ........... 55
Ghana - Adaptive Research Collaborative Programs. ........... 60
USA -Streamside Buffer Strips Improve Water Quality and Provide Wildlife Habitat ........... 60

USA - Aquaculture Sludge Removal and Stabilization within Created Wetlands ........... 61 Vetiver Identification Program: General Information and Update ........... 66

VETIVER PHOTO GALLERY ........... 74
VETIVER IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM FORMS ........... 85

 

NEWSLETTER # 17

(June 1997)

King of Thailand Vetiver Award........ 1
From The Editors Desk........... 1
New Networks. ......... 3
Support for Regional Networks ...... 6
Support for NGOs and Non Profit Organizations ...... 6 Letters to The Editor......... 7

Australian Update - Paul Truong .... 8
Vetiver Research at Australian Universities ........ 9
An Overview of R & Dand Application of the Vetiver Grass System (VGS)...... 11 Vetiver Grass For Erosion & Sediment Control In The Mackay Area (Australia) .... 13 Vetiver Grass for Erosion Control in Forest Plantations (Australia) ..... 15
Vetiver Grass As A Component In A Steepland Farming System (Australia) ...... 16 Rehabilitation of Degraded Pasture (Australia) ..... 17
Vetiver Grass for Erosion Control and Land Stabilization in the Wet Tropics (Austra- lia) .... 17
Application Of Vetiver Grass In Soil Erosion And Sediment Control On The Darling Downs (Australia) ..... 19
Strip Cropping With Vetiver Grass, A Landholder Perspective (Australia) .... 20 The China Vetiver Network. Vetiver Investigation in Fujian Province, China ..... 20 Effects of Applying Fertilizer to Vetiver Grass for Erosion Control in China ..... 22 Soil Conservation and Vetiver Grass in Puriscal - Costa Rica ..... 26
Versatile Grass Fights Erosion (Costa Rica) ...... 27
NOBS Anti-Erosion: A Company Against Soil Erosion. El Slavador .... 27
Green Enterprises Find Friendly Funding El Slavador..... 28
Vetiver Grass For Road Embankment Slope Stabilization In Nepal .... 29
Use of Vetiver Grass for Engineering Purposes in Malaysia with Particular Reference to Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control. ..... 30
Vetiver Grass Hedge Row Establishment - Plant Spacings. (Under Semi- Arid Condi- tions) .... 33
Farmers decide to replace hedgerow with Mora (Vetiver) Philippines ..... 34
Mora (Vetiver) Hedgerows in Punta, Baybay, Leyt, Philippines ..... 34
A Visit to Southern Africa .... 34
The application of Vetiver Hedges in Soil and water Conservation Sytems: Integrated Conservation. Thailand ....... 38
Slope Stabilization: Vetiver Application from a Bio-Engineering Aspect. Thailand..39 Tissue Culture of Vetiver Grass Thailand ..... 39
A Study of the Ecotype Comparison of Vetiver Grass......Thailand ...... 39
Study of Optimum Rows and Different Plant Spacings of Vetiver Grass for Soil Ero- sion Control on Sloping Land. Thailand ..... 39
A Test of Planting Vetiver Grass at Different Vertical Intervals for Soil and Water Con- servation on Sloping Lands....... 40
Vetiver grass for conservation in Gwembe South, Zambia ....... 40
USDA 1996 Workshop on Grass Hedges for Erosion Control .....40
An initiative to save the Save (Zimbabwe) ........ 41
KPF (Germany) Small Grants Scheme..... 42
The World Bank -- The Small Grants Program .... 43
Vetiver Network Awards for Innovative Research and Technology ....... 45 Zimbabwe. Vetiver and Water Photos ............. 48
Vetiver and Construction Projects ............. 49
Vetiver and the Farm .......... 50
Distribution of the Vetiver Newsletter as of January 1 1998 ......... 51

 

NEWSLETTER # 18

(December1997)

Highlights from the International Vetiver Conference -- Fuzhou -- China --October 21 to 26 1997 1 FROM THE EDITOR 3 VETIVER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARDS 7 FUTURE ISSUES OF THE VETIVER NEWS LETTERS 7 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 7 “Its Just Like Growing Shallots” Experiences with Vetiver Grass in Soil and Water ConservationProgramme for Communal Farmers in Zaka District, Zimbabwe. 14 Report on a visit to the Philippines by Paul Truong (14 - 22 MAY, 1997) 17 Observations and Experiments on the Multiplication, Cultivation, and

Management of Vetiver Grass Conducted in China in the l950’s. 18 A Preliminary Study on Vetiver’s Purification for Garbage Leachate 22 DNA fingerprints (RAPDs) of the pantropical grass vetiver, Vetiveria zizanioides (L.)
Nash (Gramineae), reveal a single clone, ‘Sunshine’, is widely utilized for erosion control. 27 Vetiver Conference, Fuzhou, China. Abstracts of Papers 33 Application of the Vetiver Grass System in Land Stabilisation, Erosion and Sediment Control

in Civil Construction 48 Ecolink’s Vetiver Grass Programme (April - July 1997) 54 Farmer’s own adoption: “A Frame/Line Level Composite” 55 Vetiver workshop, Mbingo, February 1997 Cameroon 60 Soil Protection and Restoration Workshop, Madagascar. November 1997 63 The International Vetiver Workshop, Fuhzou, China. October 1997 65 NEWS FROM THE NETWORKS 68

What’s New in EuroMed-VetNet 69

The Southern Africa Vetiver Network (SAVN) 70

Latin American Vetiver Network (LAVN) 71 Recent Development of Vetiver Technology in China 71 West African Vetiver Network. 75 The Pacific Rim Vetiver Network 75 Other Networks 76

 

NEWSLETTER # 19

(August 1998)

Chemonics International Wins USAID Environmental Contract In Madagascar. .......... 1 From the Editor ................................................................................................................... 1 Achnatherum splendens -- A Potential Conservation Hedge Grass For Extreme Cold

Winter Climates .............................................................................................................. 2 The Vetiver Network Annual Report 1997..........................................................................4 Letters From Some Key People Promoting Vetiver In The Field .................................... 9 A Man At Work - Alemu Mekonnen Initiates A New Vetiver Program In Northern

Ethiopia -- Current Activities And Hopes For The Future ....................................... 14 Vetiver Grass Throughout Zimbabwe -- Protection of Rural Roads. ............................ 18 Mine Tailing And Railroad Stabilization In Queensland, Australia. Some Photos By

Paul Truong .................................................................................................................. 21 Vetiver At East China Highway Conference
South China Water And Soil Conservation Meeting Held In Xiamen ........................... 24 Grass Barriers In Cassava Hillside Cultivation: Rooting Patterns And Root Growth

Dynamics ...................................................................................................................... 24 Experimental Results Of Using Vetiver Grass Hedgerows On China’s Red Acidic

Soils. ............................................................................................................................. 28 Effect Of Grass Bunds On Erosion Loss And Yield of Rainfed Rice -- Orissa, India .. 32 Prospect And Problems In Use Of Vetiver For Watershed Management In Sub Moun-

tain And Scarcity Zones. (Maharashtra, India) .......................................................... 33 Importation Of Vetiver Plants. Phytosanitary Requirements, Customs
Clearances, etc...................................................................................................................36 Directors And Officers Of The Vetiver Network .............................................................. 36 Coordinates Of Regional And National Vetiver Networks ............................................. 37

 

NEWSLETTER # 20

(April 1999)

UP FRONT
Vetiver and Disaster Mitigation .......................................................................................................................................... 1 TVN Research and Development Awards -- 1998 ........................................................................................................... 2 Vetiver Network Appoints Representatives for Europe and The Far East and Pacific Areas ...................................... 3 A Tribute to Kevin O’Sullivan ............................................................................................................................................. 3 Vetiver Grass Hedgerows Key Solution For Stabilization Of Central American Watersheds ..................................... 3 Letters, Feedback, and Vetiver Chat ................................................................................................................................. 5

AUSTRALIA
Report from Australia ....................................................................................................................................................... 19 Resistance Of Vetiver Grass To Infection By Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne Spp) ......................................... 20 Soil Moisture Competition Between Vetiver Hedges and Sorghum Under Irrigated and Dryland Conditions. ....... 22 VGT Applications in Queensland .................................................................................................................................... 27

CHINA
Recent
Vetiver
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Insects on Vetiver Hedges ............................................................................................................................................... 30 The First Highway Vetiver Contract Implemented In China .......................................................................................... 31 Vetiver: An Authorized Grass For Highway Stabilization .............................................................................................. 31 Study On EcologicalCharacteristics Of Vetiveria Zizanioides ...................................................................................... 32 China Vetiver Network (CVN) Annual Report (1998) ..................................................................................................... 34

Trials with Vetiver in Hong Kong ........................................................................................................................ 27 For Water Eutrophication Control in Taihu Lake of China ............................................................................... 28 Grass For Water Eutrophication Control ......................................................................................................... 29 at China Super-way Conference ......................................................................................................................... 29 Research and Development -- Published ......................................................................................................... 30 in Agriworld .......................................................................................................................................................... 30

EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN
Status Report - European And Mediterranean Region, The Vetiver Network (EMVN) 1998 ....................................... 39

INDONESIA
Cultural Practices for Soil ErosionControl on Cassava based Cropping Systems in Indonesia .............................. 41

MEXICO
Program for Erosion Control and Restoration of the Soils of Oaxaca (PCERS) on behalf of SASO. ....................... 42

SOUTH AFRICA ................................................................................................................................................................. 44 Vetiver as an Effective Mulch ........................................................................................................................................... 44 Mpumalanga Vetiver Program - an update ..................................................................................................................... 45 Vetiver in Aromatherapy ................................................................................................................................................... 46

TANZANIA .......................................................................................................................................................................... 46 Terminal Report On Vetiver Technology And Development In Tanzania - Rukwa Region ........................................ 46 Vetiver Grass in a Soil and Water Conservation Trial - Tanzania ................................................................................. 47

VIET NAM ........................................................................................................................................................................... 49 The Viešt Nam Vetiver Initiation Visit of January-February 1999 ................................................................................ 49 Report on the Visit to Vietnam 17 to 30 January 1999 .................................................................................................. 52

POWER FLOUR ACTION NETWORK ............................................................................................................................... 56

RECENT VETIVER PUBLICATIONS ................................................................................................................................. 59 THE VETIVERNETWORKDIRECTORS AND OFFICERS ................................................................................................. 59 COORDINATES OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL VETIVER NETWORKS...................................................................... 60

The Second International Conference on Vetiver .......................................................................................................... 61 Photo Gallery .....................................................................................................................................................................64

 

NEWSLETTER # 21

(February 2000)

Table of Contents

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
VETIVER. VETIVER AND THE ENVIRONMENT. .......................1

VETIVER AND WATER -- AN ENHANCED PERSPECTIVE ....... 2 WHERE DO WE GO NEXT? ..................................................... 3

ATECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONOFVETIVERGRASS TECHNOLOGY (VGT) ............................................................... `4

THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF VETIVER SYSTEMS ...................... 5

NEW BOARD DIRECTORS APPOINTED TO
VETIVER NETWORK MISCELLANEOUS NEWS ..................... 8

DEVELOPMENT MARKETPLACE A WORLD BANK INITIATIVE STABILIZING HOMES ON STEEP

HILLSIDES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ................................ 9 VETIVER SYSTEM FOR ENGINEERING ................................. 10

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL VETIVER
CONFERENCE --THAILAND -- A SUMMARY .......................... 12

EROSION CONTROL IN AGRICULTURAL AREAS:
AN ETHIOPIANPERSPECTIVE ................................................14

THE PILOT PROGRAMME FOR PROMOTING VETIVER
GRASS IMPLEMENTED BY THE PEOPLES RURAL
EDUCATION MOVEMENT (PREM),ORISSA,INDIA)....................20

BEST PRACTICES -- ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL
VETIVER DIFFUSION PROGRAM: EXAMPLE OF MADAGASCAR, A COUNTRY ERODING INTO THE SEA. ...... 29

EXPERIENCES OF THE LATIN AMERICAN VETIVER
NETWORK - DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION ...................36

PACIFIC RIM VETIVER NETWORK. OVERVIEW OF OPERA- TIONS ........................................................................................ 40 EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN VETIVER NETWORK -- UNDER A MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE ....................................44

THE VETIVER NETWORK PHILIPPINES NETWORK DEVELOPMENT DECEMBER 1996 - 1999 ...............................46

PROMOTION OF VETIVER GRASS TECHNOLOGY IN
THE PHILIPPINES: THE VETFARMS INC. EXPERIENCE ....... 54

DISASTER MITIGATION AND VULNERABILITY
REDUCTION: PERSPECTIVES ON THE PROSPECTS
OF VETIVER GRASS TECHNOLOGY ....................................... 53

VETIVER TECHNOLOGY DISSEMINATION IN CHINA
FROM
AGRICULTURE TO ENGINEERING ..............................62

MISCELLANEOUS MEANDERINGS OF A MILLENNIUM
MAN IN SOUTHERN AFRICA .................................................... 67

A NEW NURSERY FOR FINCA CRISTINA COSTA RICA ......... 68

A VETIVER INDEX --VETIVER NETWORK FILES FOUND
ON THE HOMEPAGE THE VETIVER NETWORK ..................... 71

DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS THE BOARD ............................. 80

COORDINATES OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL
VETIVER NETWORKS ...............................................................80

 

NEWSLETTER # 22

(November 2000)

  • Vetiver Network Evolves: TVN Announces Organizational Changes

  • Message from Dick Grimshaw

    Announcements
    Royal Patronage for TVN

    Heineken Brewery Funds Training Program in Thailand VN To Print Promotional Brochures

    TVN Receives Grants From Royal Danish Government And The William Donner Foundation

    New Technical CD-ROMs Available
    Tanzania Goes Green:
    Nyasi za Vetiva - Huhifadhi Rutuba na

    Unyevu wa Ardhi na Kuzuia Mmomonyoko

    Call for Preproposals: Funding Available For Donner Foundation Vetiver System Research Grants

    Vetiver On The Internet

Letters

Network News

  • TVN Adds National Networks

  • CVN Sends New Years Greetings With Postcards

  • Growth In The Latin American Vetiver Network

    Country Reports

  • Vetiver Development In China In 2000

  • Bali Hosts Vetiver Conference

  • Ecuativer - Vetiver System Ready To Take On Ecuador's Environment

  • Surprise Factor In Senegal

  • Ghana Gold Mine To Rehabilitate With Vetiver

  • Ecuadoran Promotes Sustainable Farming Using Vetiver System

    Technical Papers

  • Observations on the Formation and Character of Vetiver Tillers

  • Vetiver Grass: Useful Tools Against Formosan Subterranean Termites Can Be Found In Nature

  • Laboratory Tests Of Water-absorbing Gel For Vetiver Planting

  • LSU AgCenter Researcher, Louisiana Businessman Team Up to

    Develop New Termite Control Material

  • Case Study: Miles Bentonite Mine, Queensland - Australia

 

NEWSLETTER # 23

(July 2002)

Announcements............................3 Letters............................................7 Network News...............................9

Country Reports

Indonesia..........................12 China................................12, 13, 15 Swaziland.........................13 Guyana.............................15

Technical Papers

Jiji Grass Evaluation.........16

Propagation Improvements.......17 Mediterranean Region Facts.........18 Submergence Tests.......................18 Nurseries.......................................18 Road Stabilization..........................19

Vetiver Network Contacts..............20

 

NEWSLETTER # 24

(May 2001)

Announcements............................3 Letters............................................7 Network News...............................8

Country Reports

El Salvador................................10 Mexico.......................................11 Costa Rica.................................13 Cameroon..................................13

Technical Papers

Insects on Vetiver - Guam .........16 Insects on Vetiver - China ..........17 Role of Vetiver in Stone Line Stabilization in Burkina Faso.......18

Vetiver Network Contacts............20