Vetiver Cleans Up Contaminated Land and Water

Polluted land and water and how Vetiver can clean Up

Vetiver Cleans Up Contaminated Land and Water Vetiver cleans up contaminated land and water by absorbing high levels of pollutants. In addition to their fibrous, fast growing nature, Vetiver roots have a unique ability to not only tolerate many contaminants but also to absorb them, making it an eminently suitable bio-engineering solution, to treat agricultural,…

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Vetiver – Natural Slope Stability

Vetiver -Natural Slope Stability

Vetiver – Natural Slope Stability Stabilisation of Natural Slopes, Cuttings and Embankments Vetiver Grass  provides natural slope stability, through its incredible root system, that once established can grow to 3-4m deep. Depending where the Vetiver is grown the length of time this will take will vary. In the UK this could well take more than…

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Vetiver – Soil and Water Conservation

VETIVER-SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOIL EROSION Loss of surface soil and soil nutrients due to excessive rain run-off ,is a serious problem. Farmers across the globe, have suffered  the loss of over 50% of the worlds topsoil in the last 150 years.  There is increasing evidence that seasonal rains are becoming more frequent and more…

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Everything you Need to Know about Vetiver Grass

Everything you need to know about Vetiver grass

What is Vetiver? Vetiver Grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) a member of the POACEAE family native to South-East Asia. It is a sterile clump-forming perennial grass. It is grown and used in over 120 countries, primarily tropical, sub-tropical and Mediterranean regions of the world. Vetiver Varieties There are 12 varieties of Vetiver Grass, the three main varieties…

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Soil Erosion- The Ugly Truth

The ugly truth about soil erosion

Soil Erosion – The  Ugly Truth Soils erosion is the process by which soil, is degraded and removed from its original place. Not a subject that is likely to be at the forefront of most people’s minds, but an important one nevertheless. Soil whilst all around us is rarely considered and yet is vital to…

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How Vetiver Cleans up Water Pollution

How to take the headache out of water pollution using Vetiver

Diffuse Water Pollution (DWP) is a significant cause of water pollution in England and Wales, and is now recognised as a major reason why over 75% of UK water bodies are not meeting the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) requirements. (Houses of Parliament, PostNote 478, 2014) . It is estimated (National Audit Office 2010) that…

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