Category: plant

CONSERVATION MARKETING

For a number of years we have seen an increasing number of small farmers selling vetiver planting as a commodity to other farmers, construction companies, local governments, and to landscapers.  As an example, Roley Noffke of Hydromulch, South Africa, has…

Why is Sunshine Vetiver Sterile?

I am often asked why Sunshine Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides – south Indian variety) and other similar vetiver cultivars are sterile?  Needless to say it’s all about genetics and the number of chromosomes. I hope the following will help in understanding the…

Vetiver as a livestock forage

Liyu Xu, Vetiver Coordinator for China, has been promoting the Vetiver System for 20 years, and continues to provide us with feedback on the use of vetiver in south China.  Most of the areas that he personally is involved with…

TVNI POLICY STATEMENT ON VETIVER VARIETIES AND USE

TVNI is aware that a number of varieties of vetiver grass are being used for various purposes of land management and conservation, and at times this may cause confusion and in some instances concern as to what variety falls legitimately…

Vetiver System – Vetiver Grass Technology Applications

Vetiver Grass is an absolute unique plant for many reasons, but its most impressive characteristics are that it can be grown successfully in virtually every country with a warm to hot climate, and for a large range of different applications…

VETIVER FOR STEM BORER CONTROL OF RICE

Twenty counties in China’s Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces are planting vetiver as an ecological engineering method (trap crop) for the control of two stem borer species – Chilo suppressalis (striped stem borer) and Sesamia inferens (pink stem borer). The results are very encouraging and…

Philippines – Farmer Feedback on the use of Vetiver – what they thought of Vetiver in the 1990s

The following are observations by Vetiver) users given  during a 1996 community workshop at Matalom, Leyte, Philippines. Note in this part of the Philippines vetiver is known as “Mura” or “Mora”. (Prepared by , Program Field Coordinator, FARMI, ViSCA, Baybay,…

Vetiver Grass Technology – some random observations

Without soil and water there will be no photosynthesis and no life on this planet. Both are becoming degraded and in short supply globally — Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT) can improve both and deserves government focus and support.” agriculture, climate change, erosion, forage, plant, slope…

Sharing Vetiver Projects on iNaturalist — NEW PROJECT

Goals of The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) include creating a worldwide community of vetiver enthusiasts, raising awareness about the many benefits, and tracking vetiver projects. Our facebook group has become a wonderful resource for many of you and we are proud of…