• Published 2006

An Introduction to Vetiver Grass Technology

  title={An Introduction to Vetiver Grass Technology},
  author={Richard G. Grimshaw},
The basic Vetiver Grass Technology or Vetiver System comprises a dense vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides L) hedgerow that is planted across the slope of the land or embankment. The hedgerow traps sediments, spreads out rain-water runoff, and provides though its roots significant reinforcement to the soil. This paper sets out the most important characteristics necessary for a plant to be useful for agricultural and biological engineering, and be accepted as “safe”, all of which are met by… CONTINUE READING


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A Look See at Vetiver . 1 st and 2 nd Progress Reports . The Vetiver Network on line shop

A. L. Cogle
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Personal communication . Vetiver News Letter # 10 . October 1993

K. Hendriksen
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The use of vetiver grass to stabilize drainage lines in irrigation projects in Nepal

A. P. Sahu, S. D. Sharma
  • Personal Communication
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