Category: plant

Vetiver Roots – The Hidden Half.

This new book by Dr. Paul Truong provides a wealth of information on the function and unique role of the roots of vetiver grass that allow for a wide range of environmental mitigation. Paul Truong, TVNI’s Technical Director, has been…

Vetiver System

The “Vetiver System” depends on the multi-purpose use and application of a very unique grass, vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides), which is a non invasive species found in most tropical and semi-tropical counties. Initially (1980s) the World Bank promoted its use…

Morocco – Vetiver Systems Conference/Workshops

CONFERENCE SUMMARY Application of the Vetiver System for Environmental Protection: Prevention and Treatment of Contaminated Soil and Water. Rabat, Morocco, 14 November 2006 Criss Juliard. The Vetiver Network (International) [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> The objective of the conference was to provide a general…

The Vetiver System – Summary

The Vetiver System The Vetiver System (VS) is dependent on the use of a very unique tropical plant, Vetiver grass – Vetiveria zizanioiodes. The grass can be grown over a very wide range of climatic and soil conditions, and if…

Vetiver Grass for the Pacific Islands

Recently I learned that the Pacific Island Ecosystem at Risk (PIER, http://www.hear.org/pier/index.html) had listed Vetiver Grass Chrysopogon zizaniodes (a.k.a Vetiveria zizanioides) as an invasive species. Obviously PIER is on pretty shaky grounds and it would appear its information is based…

Vetiver Grass – Unique Roots

Paul Truong TVNI, Brisbane, Australia Most grasses have fibrous roots, which spread out from the underground part of the culm and hold the soil in a horizontal pattern. The vetiver roots, however, penetrate vertically into the soil, whether it is…

Vetiver Systems and Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic and a lot of people and agencies are trying to focus on how to adapt to the changes that are likely to occur. We know that temperatures will increase, climatic events are likely to…

Private Sector at work with Vetiver in Madagascar

Readers should be interested in the following email from Coppin Yoann in Madagascar. It just shows what individuals can do to produce vetiver plant material on a large scale. I would say that he is the sort of person who…