Tag: Vetiver System

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 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…

Coal Flyash Dump Successfully Stabilized with Vetiver Grass

When not stabilized and protected, fly ash dumps, associated with coal fired power generation plants, are serious health hazards due to heavy metals (Zn, Pb, Cu, Ni, Cd, and As) in the fly ash dust and associated dumpsite leachates. These…

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…

“RIDGE TO REEF – A CRITICAL ROLE FOR VETIVER GRASS” – A QUICK FIX?

The tropical island watershed conservation “Ridge to Reef” concept is a popular strategy for reducing soil erosion and sediment/pollutant movement from the upper watersheds to populated coastal areas and in-shore waters. Ridge to Reef programs could be accelerated and be…