UK Grown Vetiver

Vetiver Plants grown in the UK

UK Grown Vetiver   UK grown Vetiver has in its first full season shown promise. All the plants have significantly increased in size and biomass. The average increase in biomass is an extraordinary 2500-3000%. The roots have tripled in length, whilst the leaves have doubled in length. Both the leaves and roots have also substantially…

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Vetiver PhD Research Project

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Vetiver PhD Research Project Sue Rodgers owner and founder of Vetiver Grass UK is conducting a PhD Research Project with the University of Reading into how effective Vetiver will be at reducing Diffuse Water Pollution in the UK. Diffuse Water Pollution causes serious environmental damage to UK water courses, costing a £1.3 billion per year…

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Phyto-Remediation Using Vetiver

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Phyto-Remediation using Vetiver Phytoremediation  using Vetiver  is used around the world. Phytoremediation is the process by which living plants clean up soil, water, air contaminated by toxic chemicals. It is a cost-effective strategy to remediate environmental damage. Furthermore, a number of plants, known as hyperaccumulators have the ability to concentrate and detoxify hazardous compounds found…

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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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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 the 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) . The National Audit Office 2010 estimate, the cumulative…

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