Images by Liyu Xu. Contractor Madam Zhang
Madam Zhang was awarded a contract to stabilze with vetiver a very larg cut slope that is paert of a World Bank funded super highway. Madam Zhang was a recipient of the 2000
Vetiver Awards Program for her excellent woirk with vetiver in Fujian Province (Pintang Island)
The initial plants grew slowly until fertilizer was applied. Very rapid growth occured. Vetiver did an excellent stabilization job, muvh of the concrete installations did not do so well.
Overview of site
Fertilzing vetiver hedgerows. Note the steepness of the site
Madam Zhang with fertilized vetiveron cut slope
Note following some initial slippage the slope is now well stabilized
Note following some initial slippage over the shoulder of the road the slope is now
well stabilized. Excellent vetiver growth.