Category: slope stabilization

Root Cause

Shantanoo Bhattacharyya who lives an Assam, India has done some excellent work with the Vetiver System for river bank, highway, and general slope stabilization.  Here is an interesting article about his involvement with Vetiver in a recent article in India’s…

Vetiver Installation Guide for Hawaii

A very nice and informative Guide prepared by Prepared by Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council in cooperation with USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Pacific Islands Area. The Aggies in Hawaii are keen on the Vetiver System and have done a great job in…

A Maestro’s Solution for using Vetiver for slip stabilization in Hong Kong

Dr.P.K.Yoon was a founding Board Director of The Vetver Network International. His extensive research on Vetiver morphology, physiology Propagation are fundamental to the success of the Vetiver System today. See “Look See at Vetiver“: https://www.vetiver.org/MAL_PK.Yoon%20Look%20see/START.HTM In addition Dr. Yoon’s R&D on…

HOLISTIC APPROACH TO VETIVER GRASS HEDGEROW TECHNOLOGY (VGHT)

You will find an old unpublished paper by Dr. P. K. Yoon of Malaysia on our website, titled “Use of Vetiver for Embankment and Stabilization” see:  https://www.vetiver.org/MAL_P.K%20Yoon_stab_o.pdf  It contains some interesting and useful information, some of which is still relevant…

The use of geotextiles with Vetiver System for slope stabilization

There are circumstances that warrant the use of geotextile matting in conjunction with the Vetiver System.  The former provides short term protection during the period that vetiver is establishing.  You can find a recent study https://www.vetiver.org/BAN_slope%20stab.pdf “Use of Vegetation and Geo-Jute in…

The Last Hunger Seaso

The Last Hunger SeasonHave you read “The Last Hunger Season” by Roger Thurow?  You should, if you are interested in seeing how smallholder agricultural in Africa could progress and the consequences to the world global food supply if it does….

Why Vetiver System is effective for steep slope stabilization – GEOTROPISM

Geotropism of vetiver (P.K.Yoon) Paul Truong, Technical Director of TVNI brings us this amazing photo gallery of VS demonstrating extreme slope stabilization from Africa, Asia and and South America. The presentation “Geotropism of Vetiver” is compelling.  It starts with work by Dr….