NEWSLETTERS

NEWSLETTER #3

Acquisition of planting material 2
Nursery Management 3
Hedge establishment and maintenance 4
Pest and diseases 5
Research Results 6
Vetiver around the world 9
Vetiver catalogue 10
Vetiver user listings 20

NEWSLETTER # 4 (Novemeber 1990)

Vetiver Grass Seminars 62
Vetiver Grass Awards 62
BOSTID Vetiver Grass Study 63
Vetiver Grass Literature 63
Ethiopian Soil Conservation 64
Spacing of Hedgerows 65
Fodder Value of Vetiver 66
Research Update 66
Current Uses of Vetiver 68
Letters To The Network 68
World Bank Publication 69
Vetiver Bibliography 69

NEWSLETTER # 5 (March 1991)

Vetiver Research, Akola, India 72
Vetiver Research, Philippines 73
Vetiver Research, Malaysia 74
Planting Density & Spacing 75
Vetiver Reseach, Tamil Nadu, India 76
Stemborers In Vetiver Grass 76
USA, Vetiver Workshop 77
Letters To The Network 77
All China Newsletter 79
Funds For NGOs 80
Geographic Distribution 81
Research Institutions 81
NGOs/World Bank 81
Alternative Technologies 82

NEWSLETTER # 6 (June 1991)

The Vetiver Awards 84
Vetiver Grass In Malaysia 86
Role of Vetiver Grass 97
Soil Salinity and Vetiver 99
Vetiver In Fujian Province 105
All China Vetiver Newsletter 108
Vetiver Against Erosion 110
Vetiver Hedge Research 111

NEWSLETTER # 7 (Novemeber 1991)

Bostid Publication 114
Change in Soil Conservation 114
Mycorrhiza and Vetiver 115
Fertilizer Trials 116
Indigeneous Soil Conservation 118
CIAT Trials 120
Crop Yield 121
Mulch and Termites 121
Network Letters 121

NEWSLETTER # 8 (June 1992)

Vetiver Awards 128
First International Vetiver Workshop 130
More 'Ad hoc' Trials Malaysia130
Vetiver In Louisiana, USA 133
An Update On Salt Tolerance 133
Vetiver In P.R. China 134
Golden Hope Plantation' Experience With Vetiver/ Malaysia 137
Vetiver Trials at CIAT/Colmbia 139
Herbicides For Vetiver 141
Letters To The Network 144

NEWSLETTER # 9 (November 1992)

Vetiver Seed For The Nursery 150
Using Native Populations 150
Different Cultivars 151
Nursery Management 151
Low Input Nurseries 154
Raised Bed Nurseries 155
Containerized Nurseries 156
Mechanized Nurseries 157
Alternative Propagation Methods 160
Tissue Culture 162
Commercialization 162
Vetiver Awards Reminder 163

NEWSLETTER # 10 (November 1993)

The Awards 166
Letter From Dick Grimshaw 167
A Look See At Vetiver In Malaysia 169
Effects of Extreme Soil pH Australia 171
Application of Molecular Diagnostics 177
Comparative Measurements USA 178
Effects of Shading and Cutting China178
Effects of Hedges and Mulch 179
Soil Salinity Tolerance Australia180
Stabilization of Roadcuts South Africa181
Vetiver Protected Channels, Indiua 181
Vetiver In Hong Kong 182
Vegetative Hedgerows India 183
Soil and Water Conservation India 183
Evaluation of Hedgerows India 184
Experiences with Vetiver India185
The Largest Vetiver Planting, South Africa186
A Commercial Source of Vetiver 187
Report on Mortality 187

NEWSLETTER # 11 (June 1994)

Vetiver in Thailand

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NEWSLETTER # 13 (January 1995)

Vetiver In Ethiopia 13
Potential Weed Problem Of Vetiver Grass And Its Effectiveness In Soil Erosion Control In Fiji. 16
Uses of Vetiver Grass in the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Military Installations.24
Research Papers 25
Biotreatment of Produced Waters 25
Potential in the stabilization and rehabilitation of degraded saline land 26
Hedgerows And Mulch As Soil Conservation Measures 26
R&D on the Application of Vetiver for Soil conservationin Indonesia 26
Use Of Vetiver In Sunflower Dominated Cropping System 28
Preventative maintenance Measure For Irrigation Systems 28
Important Biological Considerations In Use VGHR For Slope Protection And Stabilization 29
Specifications For Vetiver Quality Hedgerows 31
Vetiver Hedges on Contour for in-situ Rain Water Management on Arable, Non arable, and Wet Lands32

NEWSLETTER # 14 (September 1995)

Editor's Page1
Letters to the Network 2
Newspaper Reports 8
Vetiver Developments in Mexico.9
What two men with a mission can accomplish 9
Accelerating Vetiver Developments In Africa 12
A Practical Look At Vetiver And Its Uses As Applied In The Republic Of South Africa 12
Vetiver Grass As A Tool For Consideration In The Forestry Erosion Management Program 13
Prospects And Problems Associated With The Use Of Vetiver Grass As A Biological Mean Of Soil And Water Conservation In Lesotho Lowlands And Foothills 13
Australian Pilot Programs Steam Ahead 15
Effectiveness Of The Vetiver Hedges In Soil Erosion And Sediment Control In Queensland 15
India. Vetiver Has Found A Permanent Place In Land ManagementPractices 16
Khus (Vetiveria zizanioides) in Watershed Development in Karnataka 16
Introduction of Vetiveria zizanioides in Phulbani District. 9
Thailand - A Visitor's View .24
Research Abstracts and Summaries 24
Vetiver Oil Extraction. 28
Shoulder Reclaimer Saves Time, Money. 38
Spanish Readers Column. 39
El papel del Pasto Vetiver en el sostenimiento de la productividad agrícola 39
The Last Word From The Editor. 45

NEWSLETTER # 15 (April 1996)

News Line
The First International Vetiver Conference, "Vetiver - A Miracle Grass" 1
Funding Support For The Vetiver Network 2
A Call For Help from Cameroon! 2
Regional Networks 2
Red Del Vetiver Latinoamericana 2
The Vetiver Network Homepage on the Internet 3
Change of Address 3
Letters to the Editor 3
Thailand - First International Vetiver Conference Draft Conference Resolution 7
Abstracts Of Selected Research Papers 9
SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS 9
TOLERANCE OF VETIVER TO TOXIC CHEMICALS 11
BIO-ENGINEERING ASPECTS 13
AGRICULTURAL USES OF VETIVER 16
VETIVER AGRONOMY 17
VETIVER GRASS HEDGE ROW TECHNOLOGY 19
Field Reports
The Use of Vetiver grass in the Revegetation of Kimberlite Spoil in Respect to South African Diamond Mining. 25
Back From The Future: Do's and Don'ts After 50 years of Vetiver Utilization in Fiji. 26
Zimbabwe - The Hippo Valley Estates Magudu Vetiver Outreach Project 28
The Establishment and Management of Vetiver Grass within the Traditional Garden System of Papua New Guinea. 29
Australia - Effectiveness Of The Vetiver Hedges In Soil Erosion And Sediment Control In Queensland 32
Effects of Heavy Metals Toxicities on Vetiver Growth 32
Resistance Of Vetiver Grass To Infection
By Root-Knot Nematodes(Meloidogyne Spp) 36
Soil Moisture And Sorghum Yield As Affected Vetiver Hedges Under Irrigated And Dryland Conditions. 36
Panama Report on visit to Western Panama 37
USA - Guidelines for the Establishment of
Warm Season Grass Hedge for Erosion Control 40
The Vetiver Network Addresses of Directors and Officials 43
Vetiver Grass (Vetiveria nigratana) in Nigeria (Preliminary Study) 56

NEWSLETTER # 16 (November 1996)

"NEWSLINE 1"
"Editorial 1"
"Vetiver Network Funded for 1997 and 1998 2"
"What Vetiver User Say in The Philippines 2"
"Organizing Vetiver's Next Steps to Global Acceptance 4"
"Vetiver Proposed in Ghana's Next Action Plan on Soil Fertility Mnaagement. 6"
"ANNOUNCEMENTS 10"
"Cameroon Workshop 10"
"Newsletter#15 Quiz Winners 10"
"The Vetiver Network Support Project. 11"
"Support for the establishment of Regional or National Networks 11"
"Vetiver Network Support to NGOs 11"
"Vetiver Network Awards for Innovative Research and Technology Develop"
"Vetiver Homepage www.vetiver.org 13"
"List of Vetiver Grass Suppliers 13"
"Information on Vetiver Development -- Receive a Fee Video 13"
"Vetiver Participant Directory . 14"
"REGIONAL NETWORKS 14"
"The West African Regional Network (proposed) 14"
"The Latin American Vetiver Network (LAVN) 14"
"The European Network 14"
"The China Vetiver Network 14"
"LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 14"
"FIELD REPORTS 24"
"AUSTRALIA Monto Vetiver 24"
"CHINA Vetiver's Application for the Prevention of Highway
Slippage in South C COSTA RICA A Tour of Costa Rica 26"
"ETHIOPIA Report on Vetiver Workshop - May 1996 - Mettu, Illubabor, Ethiopia.
GHANA Vetiver Hedgerow Technology is catching up with Farmers. 29"
"MEXICO A Visit By The Latin American Vetiver Network To Oaxaca, Mexico. Ji"
"TANZANIA Vetiver Grass In Soil And Water Conservation Experience"
"Of Hima Iringa Project, Tanzania. 31"
"THAILAND Vetiver strips or leucaena hedgerows 32"
"USA Vetiver A Miracle Herb 33"
"TECHNICAL NOTES 35"
"How to Use Existing Barriers as Sources of Planting Material 35"
"How to Plant Vetiver by Jim Smyle 36"
"Know Your Hedge Vetiver: Environmental Concerns About Vetiveria zizanioides"
"RESEARCH 44"
"Vetiver Workshop Australia, Queensland 44"
"Vetiver Grass for Rehabilitation of Acid Sulphate Soils 45"
"An Assessment Of Strength Properties Of Vetiver Grass Roots"
"In Relation To Slope Stabilization 46"
"Malaysia Vetiver Seminar 46"
"Farmer Participatory Selection of Vetiver Grass as the Most Effective Way to Co"
"Cassava-based Cropping Systems In Vietnam and Thailand 50"
"Fungal Endophytes of Vetiver. 54"
"The Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization on Growth and Root Yield of
Vetiver Grass (Vetiveria nigratana) in Nigeria (Preliminary Study) 55
Spain- The Introduction, Early Results And Potential Uses Of Vetiver Grass Hedge Row
(VGHR) In Mediterranean Regions 55
Ghana - Adaptive Research Collaborative Programs. 60
USA -Streamside Buffer Strips Improve Water Quality and Provide Wildlife Habitat 60
USA - Aquaculture Sludge Removal and Stabilization within Created Wetlands 61
Vetiver Identification Program: General Information and Update 66

NEWSLETTER # 17 (june 1997)

King of Thailand Vetiver Award.1
From The Editors Desk. 1
New Networks. 3
Support for Regional Networks 6
Support for NGOs and Non Profit Organizations 6
Letters to The Editor 7
Australian Update - Paul Truong 8
Vetiver Research at Australian Universities 9
An Overview of R & Dand Application of the Vetiver Grass System (VGS) 11
Vetiver Grass For Erosion & Sediment Control In The Mackay Area (Australia) 13
Vetiver Grass for Erosion Control in Forest Plantations (Australia) 15
Vetiver Grass As A Component In A Steepland Farming System (Australia) 16
Rehabilitation of Degraded Pasture (Australia) 17
Vetiver Grass for Erosion Control and Land Stabilization in the Wet Tropics (Australia) 17
Application Of Vetiver Grass In Soil Erosion And Sediment Control On The Darling
Downs (Australi)a 19
Strip Cropping With Vetiver Grass, A Landholder Perspective (Australia) 20
The China Vetiver Network. Vetiver Investigation in Fujian Province, China 20
Effects of Applying Fertilizer to Vetiver Grass for Erosion Control in China 22
Soil Conservation and Vetiver Grass in Puriscal - Costa Rica 26
Versatile Grass Fights Erosion (Costa Rica) 27
NOBS Anti-Erosion: A Company Against Soil Erosion. El Slavador 27
Green Enterprises Find Friendly Funding El Slavador 28
Vetiver Grass For Road Embankment Slope Stabilization In Nepal 29
Use of Vetiver Grass for Engineering Purposes in Malaysia with Particular Reference
to Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control. 30
Vetiver Grass Hedge Row Establishment - Plant Spacings. (Under Semi- Arid Conditions) 33
Farmers decide to replace hedgerow with Mora (Vetiver) Philippines 34
Mora (Vetiver) Hedgerows in Punta, Baybay, Leyt, Philippines 34
A Visit to Southern Africa 34
The application of Vetiver Hedges in Soil and water Conservation Sytems: Integrated
Conservation. Thailand 38
Slope Stabilization: Vetiver Application from a Bio-Engineering Aspect. Thailand 39
Tissue Culture of Vetiver Grass Thailand 39
A Study of the Ecotype Comparison of Vetiver Grass Thailand 39
Study of Optimum Rows and Different Plant Spacings of Vetiver Grass for Soil Erosion
Control on Sloping Land. Thailand 39
A Test of Planting Vetiver Grass at Different Vertical Intervals for Soil and Water Conservationon Sloping Lands 40
Vetiver grass for conservation in Gwembe South, Zambia 40
USDA 1996 Workshop on Grass Hedges for Erosion Control 40
An initiative to save the Save (Zimbabwe) 41
KPF (Germany) Small Grants Scheme 42
The World Bank -- The Small Grants Program . 43
Vetiver Network Awards for Innovative Research and Technology 45
Zimbabwe. Vetiver and Water Photos 48
Vetiver and Construction Projects 49
Vetiver and the Farm 50
Distribution of the Vetiver Newsletter as of January 1 1998 51

NEWSLETTER # 18 (December 1997)

Highlights from the International Vetiver Conference China --October 21 to 26 1997 1
FROM THE EDITOR 3
VETIVER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARDS 7
FUTURE ISSUES OF THE VETIVER NEWS LETTERS 7
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 7
"Its Just Like Growing Shallots" Experiences with Vetiver Grass in Soil and Water
ConservationProgramme for Communal Farmers in Zaka District, Zimbabwe. 14
Report on a visit to the Philippines by Paul Truong (14 - 22 MAY, 1997) 17
Observations and Experiments on the Multiplication, Cultivation, and Management of Vetiver Grass Conducted in China in the l950's. 18
A Preliminary Study on Vetiver's Purification for Garbage Leachate 22
DNA fingerprints (RAPDs) of the pantropical grass vetiver, Vetiveria zizanioides (L.)
Nash (Gramineae), reveal a single clone, 'Sunshine', is widely utilized for erosion control. 27
Vetiver Conference, Fuzhou, China. Abstracts of Papers 33
Application of the Vetiver Grass System in Land Stabilisation, Erosion and Sediment Control
in Civil Construction 48
Ecolink's Vetiver Grass Programme (April - July 1997) 54
Farmer's own adoption: "A Frame/Line Level Composite" 55
Vetiver workshop, Mbingo, February 1997 Cameroon 60
Soil Protection and Restoration Workshop, Madagascar. November 1997 63
The International Vetiver Workshop, Fuhzou, China. October 1997 65
NEWS FROM THE NETWORKS 68
What's New in EuroMed-VetNet 69
The Southern Africa Vetiver Network (SAVN) 70
Latin American Vetiver Network (LAVN) 71
Recent Development of Vetiver Technology in China 71
West African Vetiver Network. 75
The Pacific Rim Vetiver Network 75
Other Networks 76

NEWSLETTER # 19 (August 1998)

Chemonics International Wins USAID Environmental Contract In Madagascar. 1
From the Editor 1
Achnatherum splendens -- A Potential Conservation Hedge Grass For Extreme Cold
Winter Climates 2
The Vetiver Network Annual Report 1997 4
Letters From Some Key People Promoting Vetiver In The Field 9
A Man At Work - Alemu Mekonnen Initiates A New Vetiver Program In Northern
Ethiopia -- Current Activities And Hopes For The Future 14
Vetiver Grass Throughout Zimbabwe -- Protection of Rural Roads 18
Mine Tailing And Railroad Stabilization In Queensland, Australia. Some Photos 21
Vetiver At East China Highway Conference South China Water And Soil Conservation Meeting Held In Xiamen 24
Grass Barriers In Cassava Hillside Cultivation: Rooting Patterns And Root Growth Dynamics 24
Experimental Results Of Using Vetiver Grass Hedgerows On China's Red Acidic Soils. 28
Effect Of Grass Bunds On Erosion Loss And Yield of Rainfed Rice -- Orissa, India.. 32
Prospect And Problems In Use Of Vetiver For Watershed Management In Sub Mountain And Scarcity Zones. (Maharashtra, India) 33
Importation Of Vetiver Plants. Phytosanitary Requirements, Customs Clearances, etc 36
Directors And Officers Of The Vetiver Network. 36
Coordinates Of Regional And National Vetiver Networks 37

NEWSLETTER # 20 (April 1999)

  • UP FRONT
    Vetiver and Disaster Mitigation 1
    TVN Research and Development Awards -- 1998 2
    Vetiver Network Appoints Representatives for Europe and The Far East and Pacific Areas 3
    A Tribute to Kevin O'Sullivan 3
    Vetiver Grass Hedgerows Key Solution For Stabilization Of Central American Watersheds 3
    Letters, Feedback, and Vetiver Chat 5
    AUSTRALIA
    Report from Australia 19
    Resistance Of Vetiver Grass To Infection By Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne Spp) 20
    Soil Moisture Competition Between Vetiver Hedges and Sorghum Under Irrigated and Dryland Conditions.22
    VGT Applications in Queensland 27
    CHINA
    Recent Trials with Vetiver in Hong Kong 27
    Vetiver For Water Eutrophication Control in Taihu Lake of China 28
    Vetiver Grass For Water Eutrophication Control 29
    Vetiver at China Super-way Conference 29
    Vetiver Research and Development -- Published 30
    Vetiver in Agriworld 30
    Insects on Vetiver Hedges 30
    The First Highway Vetiver Contract Implemented In China 31
    Vetiver: An Authorized Grass For Highway Stabilization 31
    Study On EcologicalCharacteristics Of Vetiveria Zizanioides 32
    China Vetiver Network (CVN) Annual Report (1998) 34
    EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN
    Status Report - European And Mediterranean Region, The Vetiver Network (EMVN) 1998 39
    INDONESIA
    Cultural Practices for Soil ErosionControl on Cassava based Cropping Systems in Indonesia 41
    MEXICO
    Program for Erosion Control and Restoration of the Soils of Oaxaca
    (PCERS) on behalf of SASO 42
    SOUTH AFRICA
    Vetiver as an Effective Mulch 44
    Mpumalanga Vetiver Program - an update 45
    Vetiver in Aromatherapy 46
    TANZANIA
    Terminal Report On Vetiver Technology And Development In Tanzania - Rukwa Region 46
    Vetiver Grass in a Soil and Water Conservation Trial - Tanzania 47
    VIET NAM
    The Vieät Nam Vetiver Initiation Visit of January-February 1999 49
    Report on the Visit to Vietnam 17 to 30 January 1999 52
    POWER FLOUR ACTION NETWORK 56
    RECENT VETIVER PUBLICATIONS 59
    THE VETIVERNETWORKDIRECTORS AND OFFICERS 59
    COORDINATES OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL VETIVER NETWORKS 60
    The Second International Conference on Vetiver 61
    Photo Gallery 64

NEWSLETTER # 21 (February 2000)

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VETIVER. VETIVER AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 1
VETIVER AND WATER -- AN ENHANCED PERSPECTIVE 2
WHERE DO WE GO NEXT? 3
A TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF VETIVER GRASSTECHNOLOGY (VGT) 4
THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF VETIVER SYSTEMS 5
NEW BOARD DIRECTORS APPOINTED TO VETIVER NETWORK MISCELLANEOUS NEWS 8
HOMES ON STEEP HILLSIDES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 9
VETIVER SYSTEM FOR ENGINEERING 10
THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL VETIVER
CONFERENCE --THAILAND -- A SUMMARY 12
EROSION CONTROL IN AGRICULTURAL AREAS: AN ETHIOPIANPERSPECTIVE 14
THE PILOT PROGRAMME FOR PROMOTING VETIVER GRASS IMPLEMENTED BY THE PEOPLES RURAL NO WORDS NEEDED EDUCATION MOVEMENT (PREM), ORISSA,INDIA) 20
BEST PRACTICES -- ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL VETIVER DIFFUSION PROGRAM: EXAMPLE OF
MADAGASCAR, A COUNTRY ERODING INTO THE SEA. 29
EXPERIENCES OF THE LATIN AMERICAN VETIVER NETWORK - DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION 36
PACIFIC RIM VETIVER NETWORK. OVERVIEW OF OPERATIONS 40
EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN VN -- UNDER A MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE 44
THE VETIVER NETWORK PHILIPPINES NETWORK DEVELOPMENT DECEMBER 1996 - 99 46
PROMOTION OF VETIVER GRASS TECHNOLOGY IN THE PHILIPPINES: THE VETFARMS INC. EXPERIENCE 54
DISASTER MITIGATION AND VULNERABILITY REDUCTION: PERSPECTIVES ON THE PROSPECTS
OF VETIVER GRASS TECHNOLOGY 53
VETIVER TECHNOLOGY DISSEMINATION IN CHINA FROM AGRICULTURE TO ENGINEERING 62
MISCELLANEOUS MEANDERINGS OF A MILLENNIUM MAN IN SOUTHERN AFRICA 67
A NEW NURSERY FOR FINCA CRISTINA COSTA RICA 68
A VETIVER INDEX --VETIVER NETWORK FILES FOUND ON THE HOMEPAGE THE VETIVER NETWORK 71
DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS THE BOARD 80
COORDINATES OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL VETIVER NETWORKS 80

NEWSLETTER # 22 (Novmeber 2000)


Vetiver Network Evolves: TVN Announces Organizational Changes
Message from Dick Grimshaw
Announcements
Royal Patronage for TVN
Heineken Brewery Funds Training Program in Thailand
VN To Print Promotional Brochures
TVN Receives Grants From Royal Danish Government And The
William Donner Foundation
New Technical CD-ROMs Available
Tanzania Goes Green: Nyasi za Vetiva - Huhifadhi Rutuba na
Unyevu wa Ardhi na Kuzuia Mmomonyoko
Call for Preproposals: Funding Available For Donner
Foundation Vetiver System Research Grants
Vetiver On The Internet Letters
Network News
· TVN Adds National Networks
· CVN Sends New Years Greetings With Postcards
· Growth In The Latin American Vetiver Network
Country Reports
· Vetiver Development In China In 2000
· Bali Hosts Vetiver Conference
· Ecuativer - Vetiver System Ready To Take On Ecuador's Environment
· Surprise Factor In Senegal
· Ghana Gold Mine To Rehabilitate With Vetiver
· Ecuadoran Promotes Sustainable Farming Using Vetiver System
Technical Papers
· Observations on the Formation and Character of Vetiver Tillers
· Vetiver Grass: Useful Tools Against Formosan Subterranean Termites Can Be Found In Nature
· Laboratory Tests Of Water-absorbing Gel For Vetiver Planting
· LSU AgCenter Researcher, Louisiana Businessman Team Up to
Develop New Termite Control Material

NEWSLETTER # 23 (May 2001)

Announcements 3
Letters 7
Network News .8
Country Reports
El Salvador 10
Mexico 11
Costa Rica 13
Cameroon 13
Technical Papers
Insects on Vetiver - Guam 16
Insects on Vetiver - China 17
Role of Vetiver in Stone Line
Stabilization in Burkina Faso 18
Vetiver Network Contacts. 20

NEWSLETTER # 24 (July 2002)

Announcements 3
Letters 7
Network News 9
Country Reports
Indonesia 12
China 12, 13, 15
Swaziland 13
Guyana 15
Technical Papers
Jiji Grass Evaluation 16
Propagation Improvements 17
Mediterranean Region Facts 18
Submergence Tests 18
Nurseries 18
Road Stabilization 19
Vetiver Network Contacts 20

 

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