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“Compost and Vetiver System”

IICA Webinar “Bioremediation in water and soils in Venezuela”. – Oswaldo Luque will be presenting in Spanish “Compost and Vetiver System” Date: May 18, 2022, Caracas time 10 am , GMT 14.00. Those people interested in participating should register https://iica.zoom.us/…/register/WN_7JwlSZK7QC2TUkZzUxHkzQ. Personas que…

Results of the iNaturalist Vetiver System Project Competition

In January 2021, The Vetiver Network International (TVNI, www.vetiver.org) set up a Vetiver System community project on the iNaturalist website, a social network to help map and share observations of species around the world.  Although its core focus is on…

Certificates of Technical Excellence

Certificates of Technical Excellence. TVNI provides two types of certificates that recognize individual or company expertise in various applications of the Vetiver System. Details about this certification, lists of those certified, and an application form are at a completely revamped…

Vetiver System Short Video Competition with Cash Awards

A Short Video Competition with the theme “Vetiver System – A Climate Smart Technology” has been jointly organized by the Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) of Thailand and The Vetiver Network International (TVNI). Cash AWARDS totaling US$8,000  Purpose:…

Vetiver Grass Technology – Ecological Engineering in Pest Management for Rice in China.

On March 1, 2022 TVNI hosted a webinar (#5): Vetiver Grass for the Control of Stem Borer of Rice in China. The Guest speaker, Dr. Zhongxian Lu, professor and head of crop insect pest management at the Institute of Plant…

The Vetiver System can provide a low-cost solution for shallow landslide mitigation.

  The most recent (February 2022) devasting landslides in and around the City of Petropolis (located in Brazil’s state of Rio de Janeiro), are not new to the region, but the frequency and severity appears to be increasing due to…

The Vetiver System – its Research and Development in China

This book, first published in 2003 by Liyu Xu and his China Vetiver Network colleagues, is now issued as a second edition, following editing by Liyu Xu and Paul Truong. The book with photos, remains a very useful account of the…

Vetiver Cold Tolerance Trials

Vetiver is known for its versatility and tolerance to a wide variety of environmental conditions including drought, flooding, fire, poor soil, salt, and contaminants, making it a great choice for bioengineering applications in many areas of the world.  As a…