Category: plant

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…

Tales from Madagascar

It is always good to start the new year with some good news about vetiver. We know it is difficult to get things done in Africa, but Criss Juliard’s account from the field in Madagascar gives hope that when a…

“Vetiver Banks” Set Up in Thailand

From the Pacific Rim’s Vetiver Network’s Newsletter #46 October 2008 Several agriculture-related, non-conventional Banks have been set up in Thailand, e.g. Buffalo Bank; Wild-flower Seed Bank; Paddy Rice Bank; Rice Grain Bank; Crop Seed Bank, etc. The main difference between…

Vetiver System must be applied correctly

I received an email from Yoann Copin in Madagascar who is working with a large mining operation. He would like to know if anyone has had experience stopping/slowing soil erosion using either lawn grasses or bamboo. I would like to…