Vetiver 'miracle grass' has wide variety of uses
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With the devastation from recent storms, typhoons and heavy monsoon rains, climate change has become a great concern in the country. Flooding and landslides have prompted both government and private sector to search for solutions to avert or mitigate similar heavy damage in the future. One company, Vetiver Farms, Inc., believes that vetiver grass can provide a solution. The plant which originated in India and has been grown in the Philippines since the 1930s, is said to be capable of preventing soil erosion that causes flooding. " the unique rooting system of the vetiver grass binds loose soil to prevent surface erosion.
Vetiver 'miracle grass' has wide variety of uses. (2013, August 15). Malaya Business Insight, p. A2.
Erosion control; Soil erosion; Silting; Aquatic plants; Nitrogen fixation; Livelihoods; Algal blooms; Slope stability; Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Philex Mining Corp.; Vetiver Farms Inc.; Anvaya Cove Golf Course and Beach Club; Pangasinan Island El Nido Resorts for Ayala Land Inc.; Tagaytay Highlands for Belle Corp.; Coral Bay Mining for Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co.; Sta. Lucia Realty Development Corp.; Gawad Kalinga (GK); Asia Brewery; Petronas Energy Philippines Inc.; PCF Mining; Manarang, Mary Noah; Adulyadej, Bhumibol
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