3 month old plants grown from single slips in Sayalonga, Spain. They were shipped in from Italy 4 years ago.
Below is an excellent example of a study on the ability of the Vetiver grass to withstand fires. It is an incredibly vibrant grass.
Thanks to Paul Truong and Frank Mason for this information. They are Veticon Consulting in Australia and part of the TVNI team. Paul is the Technical Director of TVNI.
VETIVER USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH GRAPE VINEYARDS TO INCREASE YIELD AND FRUIT SIZE FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD.
All articles courtesy of TVNI and www.vetiver.org Check them out as there is a world of information on their site.
Same plants as above on August 19, 2015 with a beautiful (Miracle Tree) Moringa tree in the foreground.
A 3 year old plant that has been cut back every 3 months, dried and then used as mulch, rabbit and horse feed which is high in nutrients. Our rabbits love it. Vetiver is widely used in the Permaculture industry.
We have also discovered that we no longer have issues with mites in our chicken pen and no more ear mite problems with the rabbits. It used to be are year round problem before adding dried Vetiver to the hay in the pens.
VetiverSpain Grass used to fight erosion.
For information on the ability of Vetiver to withstand cold temperatures click the link below.
Aguas Buenas Puerto Rico, USA
If you would like more in depth information on Vetiver provided by this company please clickhere to go to Agriflora Tropicals.
A Division of Khus Viveros SL, Spain
My husband and I live in Sayalonga which is in the Costa Del Sol area of Spain. When we first moved to Spain our house was located on a mountainside that was not really usable land. We had a contractor come in with a mini digger and terrace the whole property and then we gained a lot of useful land, but there was one problem. We had bad soil erosion in the first heavy rain so I started researching for something to plant with a good root structure. I came upon the Vetiver Grass system. Also known as Chrysopogon Zizanioides. It solved our problem so we planted more and more and then our erosion problems were quickly solved. I have attached a number of links below to show how this grass is helping in many parts of the world not only for soil erosion but also for purifying water systems. There also is a great selection of photos. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Youtube of an animated version of the system
Links to more useful information:
How to grow Vetiver for the essential oils from their roots for many different purposes in many different ways. Clickhere for the PDF file from www.vetiver.org.
VETIVER USED TO INCREASE CROP PRODUCTIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
This is only one link. Credit goes to TVNI. Click Ethiopia This is only one of many links, too many articles, examples and YouTubes to list here.
For more information on increasing crop production, search here.
Another great article by TVNI about crop yield increases using Vetiver.
Download the .PDF file Here.
Also from Agriflora here is a link to an article about the