New News in from TVNI.
The Vetiver Network International
The revised 2015 manual.
The Vetiver System for improving water quality. Thanks to TVNI and the authors
Dr. Paul Truong and Luu Thai Danh.
Paul is the top scientist in the world for using Vetiver for cleansing water. Here is the .pdf download file.
For other articles by Dr. Paul Truong, the leading scientis in the field of Vetiver go to the TVNI network page and search for his articles.
For Spanish here is the link. Aquí está el enlace para los españoles.
Vetiver is used as a soil erosion control technique.
We have found that one of the best recipes for halting erosion is using the Vetiver Grass System.
Making use of Vetiver vs. building expensive walls is very cost effective.
Vetiver Grass is mostly used as a tool in the fight against erosion but there are many others.
Vetiver in Spain about 6 months old
being used to stabalise a steep bank.
Vetiver has many uses in the Permaculture industry and there are far to many articles to put on this website. Please search google for information and if you have any questions please contact us.
The photo above is Paco Pelaez or Plantation Manager holding up a very young plant that he dug up to show the root system. Paco is Spanish and has been with us for over 5 years starting as our personal gardener. He now manages our plantation, green houses and nursery. Paco is known locally as Señor Vetiver. He has an incredible understanding of Vetiver grass. He now sells it to the permaculture industry and local farmers who grow fruit, citrus, avocado and olive trees in the area. We are also selling Vetiver to Vineyards all over the EU. If you would like to speak to someone in Spanish you can call Paco directly at:
(34) 646 166 820. If unable to contact Paco call David at
(34) 692 288 657.
6 month old Vetiver in Sayalonga, Spain
VetiverSpain is a division of Khus Viveros S.L.
Please go to this Contact link to speak to us about pricing and special delivery requests.
Above is another example of the amazing root system of the Vetiver Grass. You can see how the plants can build a vertical wall below ground and can also filter water while stopping erosion.
Vetiver Grass used as an ornamental hedge in Panama. soil erosion control technique. Ask us about the uses of Vetiver in the Permaculture industry.
These are the same plants as in the above photo 4 years later which had no water requirements after the first 3 months. If watered occasionally they will remain a bright green color as you can see in the other photo above and in the photo gallery page. They will also stay green during a rainy season or an area with regular rain. Since the grass is sterile they stay where you plant them. Vetiver seeds of our variety are sterile so they can only be propagated by root division so they are safe in any garden and do not spread.
VetiverSpain provides erosion solutions. We are Certified suppliers of a unique grass system called Vetiver, (Chrysopogon Zizanioides variety Monto.) It is a non invasive sterile grass that is used to fight erosion. It has a very strong vertical root system. Vetiver is great for environmental planning. The plant grows to about 2 meters and the roots are 3-4 metres deep. There are many uses for Vetiver including perfumes, salves, lotions, etc. We are located in Sayalonga, Spain in the Costa Del Sol. For more information on Vetiver Spain erosion solutions and increased crop production please go to the (About) page or the YouTube page in the menu bar.
First planting at 3 months old.
The above photo shows the root system of a 2 year old plant in South China. They do not interfere with other trees or plants as their root system grows straight down. Go to our (YouTube) page to see the actual video of a machine digging up this plant to expose the amazing root system.
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Vetiver Grass used as a soil erosion control technique
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Here is a perfect example of how just a few plants can be effective in halting erosion in a line of soil after a heavy rain of about 24mm.
This is a great time to be planting Vetiver!
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A clients 6 month old plants near Granada.
This photo shows that the advantage of planting Vetiver in Hedge rows is an extremely effective in fighting erosion and also works as a great wind block.
Vetiver trays ready for delivery or for pickup in Sayalonga about 45 minutes east of Malaga.
Green house trays and Vetiver in bags.
One main use of Vetiver worldwide is an inexpensive and healthy replenishable animal feed. Check it out here.
7,000 plants being picked up for the 2 hour drive to deliver Vetiver to a Vineyard in Mijas, Spain.
Above is another example of the huge root systems of the Vetiver Plants. We believe this is in Honduras or El Salvador. You can see how Vetiver can be used as an erosion control plant.
Our Vetiver being used to clean the water in a pond in Latvia!
Color of Vetiver in the Winter.
Vetiver used in Santa Marta Spain for cleaning the waste water that is produced by processing olives and grapes at their Cooperative. Click here.
A great video explaining the benefits of Vetiver in just 6 minutes. Vetiver - A Farmer's Friend