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Erosion control by vetiver grass!

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« on: November 08, 2014, 19:00 PM »
Grass is usually not effective against soil erosion. However, there is (at least) one exception: vetiver grass, Chrysopogon zizanioides! This amazing plant grows strong roots up to 4 m vertically down - and fast! And it has got more interesting properties:

http://www.vetiver.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vetiver_System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopogon_zizanioides
http://www.vetiverspain.com/home.html

I planted 50 of them today on the steep slope below my parking area, hoping that will stop it sliding down!  :technodevil:

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