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The articles of copyright concern from the blog and at are articles of my own authorship. The required copyright licenses have been included in all the articles from which information was extracted. All the information material about the Vetiver System published at the site of The Vetiver Network International ( is considered to be in the public domain. Alrod312 (talk) 22:58, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

OK, good, then it seems there is not a copyright issue. On the other hand, this means you need to be careful about Wikipedia's conflict of interest policy. You should also be sure to write in encyclopedic style. WP is not a how-to manual, so sentences like "Failure to follow basic tenets will result in disappointment, or worse, adverse results." and "Get professional assistance when appropriate." aren't appropriate here. Thanks for your contributions. --macrakis (talk) 02:53, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

The copyright concerns regarding the material that I wrote on this page have been addressed and the original content has been restored with minor edits in terminology and style. License notices have been included in all the pages from which source material was taken. The articles or blog posts in question are of my own authorship and represent digested explanations from more extensive documents at the Vetiver Network International web site. There is an extensive international effort that is documenting and educating others in the correct use of Vetiver in the role of soil conservation water quality improvement, and other bioengineering applications. The USA has been slow in its acceptance, but Vetiver is now officially sanctioned by the Federal Highway Administration and has now funded one major road project in the US Virgin Islands.

In addition to the text content, I have provided readers with additional information and community sources that are very pertinent. The user groups are public forums of international or regional scope where valuable information and experiences are shared from projects around the world. The various blogs provide reading, in layman's terms, of documents or events documented in greater but more difficult depth at the TVNI web site. All the listed blog authors are knowledgeable members of TVNI and also provide alternative language postings - mostly French, Spanish and Portuguese. The blog authors may have side links to their respective business web sites, but the blog articles are always written from an educational and information perspective. Both of these site groups are essential in a reader's in-depth education regarding the Vetiver System. Alrod312 (talk) 16:16, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Vetiver and radioactivityEdit (talk) 16:36, 24 August 2012 (UTC) I have been using a Vetiver soap. When I discovered a blue glow from my shower drain I did not think Vetiver. After investigating other impossibles, I did online research and discovered Vetiver has been successfully used, like sunflowers in phytoremediation. I am immediately stopping my use of Vetiver hand soap. The possibility that plants that had been used in phytoremediation is too strong to ignore. Or possibly grown on contaminated land unknowingly.

Independent ReferencesEdit

The moderator suggests that there may be conflict of interest issues relating to the main article on the Vetiver System. I would like to point out that The Vetiver Network International is an information knowledge based network. It is a 100% volunteer organization with neither paid staff nor vetiver derived income. The Network acts as a depository for information, research, and feedback concerning the Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT). The information is totally in the public domain.

There are many excellent and compelling research papers. documents, and presentations of the VGT experience on the TVNI website representing a wide range of sources from a very wide range of countries, institutions and users. Originally the VGT was applied mainly to on farm soil and water conservation, since then it has been applied widely for slope stabilization, phytoremediation, and other uses. All these applications are collectively known as the Vetiver System.

Here are four completely independent references that give good credence to the technology:

National Research Council. 1993. Vetiver Grass: A Thin Green Line Against Erosion. National Academy Press, Washington.

Small, Ernest. 2010 Vetiver Grass—poverty alleviation by habitat restoration Biodiversity 11 (1&2) 2010

USDA-NRCS Pacific Islands Area Plants Material Program. (prepared by Robert Joy). 2010. Plant Guide ‘SUNSHINE’ VETIVERGRASS Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty Plant Symbol = CHZI

Adams, R.P. 2000. DNA Analysis of the Genetic Diversity of Vetiver and Future Selections for Use in Erosion Control. Second International Conference on Vetiver-ICV2, Thailand, January 2000.

Grimshaw66 (talk) 20:30, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

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