Application of VS
Vetiver grass has been used since the 1990s for stabilizing new and existing residential and industrial sites. A classic example of this is the industrial park at Mahogany located in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. At the time of planting, 1996 there was not a building on the site but just leveled land that was eroding fast. Tony Tantam an early user of vetiver in South Africa was contracted to stabilize this with vetiver. Today if one looks at the Google Earth imagery you can see virtually no sign of vetiver there now – most has being taken over by native plants and is totally stable.