Proceeding of the Fifth International Conference on Vetiver

Friday, December 9, 2011


The documents that were presented during the Fifth International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-5) in Lucknow, India from October 28 - 30, 2011 have been orgainized and published at the web site of The Vetiver Network International.

For the first time at an ICV conference some pharmaceutical papers were presented. These included a paper on the ability of an extract of vetiver oil to act as an antimycobacterial agent to combat tuberculosis

The documents are all in English and separated into text and the graphic presentations used during the conference.  They are organized by subject as follows:
    • Climate Change
    • Infrastructure Protection
    • Environmental Protection
    • Vetiver Oil
    • Basic Research
    • Dissemination
    • Soil and Water Conservation
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Socio-economics
    • Innovation
These proceeding can be accessed and downloaded freely from this page: ICV5-Proceedings.

Vetiver Soil Conservation Buffers at the Pioneer Machete Farm

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Initial barrier
We are happy to say that the Vetiver Soil Conservation Buffers project at the Pioneer Machete Farm has met its objectives and our plants are now containing sediments that would otherwise be affecting coral reefs south of Guayama in Puerto Rico. This project, funded by a grant from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the US Department of Agriculture, is a good example of simple bioengineering used in the agricultural industry.   

Pioneer, a DuPont company, has several locations in Puerto Rico where research on new seeds for corn, soybean, sorghum, and sunflower is taking place. They are very interested in the application of the Vetiver technology, for controlling soil erosion, managing waterways, reducing runoff, trapping sediments, and stabilizing soils during intense rainfall and floods.  A small pilot project at one of their Salinas locations was the stepping stone to this ambitious project.

New Blog Design Completed

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Today we completed the redesign for this blog Vetiver Solutions. We hope that you enjoy the new look and content   We acknowledge the support of, OOruc, the designer of this blog layout who has given us excellent assistance throughout the process. If anyone is looking for a good professional design, we recommend you visit his website at

Fifth International Conference on Vetiver - October 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011


The Fifth International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-5) is scheduled to take place at the Central Institute of  Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, India, between 28-30 October 2011.

For detailed information and registration please visit the ICV-5 Conference Website. Their invitation is reprinted below:

Bioengineering With Vetiver Grass on Guam

Monday, April 11, 2011


This article - Bionegineering with Vetiver Grass on Guam - published with information from Guam University, is very pertinent for our coastal areas.  Professor Mohammad Golabi, has completed a pilot project protecting a coastal area adyacent to a residential contruction project on Pago Bay.  These Vetiver hedges will trap the sediment resulting from the construction site before it affects the coral reefs in that area.

Many coastal areas of the USA are under similar pressure from construction projects, agricultural practices, and industrial contaminants.  Vetiver is a great bioengineering tool to reduce the damage and clean up our coastline.  We sorely need more research and pilot projects from our regulatory agencies.

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