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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE VETIVER SYSTEM FOR TREATMENT OF POLLUTED WATER AND CONTAMINATED LAND
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE VETIVER SYSTEM FOR TREATMENT OF POLLUTED WATER AND CONTAMINATED LAND
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE
VETIVER SYSTEM
VETIVER SYSTEM
FOR TREATMENT OF POLLUTED WATER
FOR TREATMENT OF POLLUTED WATER
AND CONTAMINATED LAND
AND CONTAMINATED LAND
Dr. Paul Truong
The Vetiver Network International
Veticon Consulting
Brisbane , Australia
All materials in this document remain the property of Veticon Consulting P/L.
Permission must be obtained for their use. Copyright \u00a9 2008
MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS

\u2022 Stiff and erect stems
\u2022 Deep and extensive root system
\u2022 It has no above or underground stems

PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS
\u2022Tolerant to drought, water logging, acidic, alkaline, sodic and
saline conditions
\u2022 Tolerant to highly polluted environment such as heavy metal and
nutrient contamination
\u2022 Tolerant high level of herbicides and pesticide in the soil
\u2022 Growing on all soil types: heavy clay to sand dune
GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS

\u2022 It is sterile, it flowers but sets no seeds
\u2022Therefore it is non invasive and no weed potential
\u2022 It can be eliminated easily by Glyphosate spray or uprooting

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS SUITABLE
FOR PHYTO REMEDIATION
R & D ON ADVERSE GROWING CONDITIONS
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THRIVE ON TEMPERATURE RANGE BETWEEN -14 AND 550c
Temperature
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The effect of soil temperature on the root growth of vetiver.

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