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Vetiver in a Southern African context  [1996]

Tantum, Anthony(Specialized Soil Stabilization CC, P.O.Box 167, Howick (South Africa));

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Vetiver grass has been promoted and researched extensively in Southern Africa with considerable success. As a consequence it is being used in a range of applications including: combating of soil erosion, in farming and forestry, commercial planting for generation of essential oil, slope stability on engineering sites, and most significantly as stabilisation hedges on slimes dams in the gold and diamond industry. South Africa has numerous very large slimes dams which represent a by-product of deep level gold mining. These dams consist of an extremely sterile, highly acidic rock flour which becomes encrusted with salts in the near surface layers. Aside from being hostile to plant growth, the slimes dams present severe dust, acsthetic, and acid mine drainage environmental problems. These dams are also located in harsh climatic conditions including low rainfall and temperatures which range from-5 degrees C in winter to plus 30 degrees C in the summer. Trial survival planting has shown that winter to plus 30 degrees C in the summer. Trial survival planting has shown that Vetiver represents an ideal plant material for stabilisation of gold mine and slimes dams. Vetiver has survived successfully for nearly 4 years on slimes dams is Welkom with minimal maintenance. Its use as a stabilisation medium is now accepted by the Gold Mining Industry, and aside from the above other commercial aspects (e.g. mulching, thatch grass, weaving material) and applications are bein
g widely considered in the new South Africa.

Información bibliográfica

Idioma:
English
Tipo:
Conference
En AGRIS desde:
2006
Página inicial:
135
Todos los títulos:
"Vetiver in a Southern African context"@eng
Otro:
"Summary (En)"
"Proceeding of the international conference on vetiver: A miracle grass to commemorate the 50th anniversary (golden jubilee) celebrations of His Majesty the King of Thailand's accession to the throne, The Chaipattana Foundation, Bangkok (Thailand)The Mae Fah Luang Foundation, Chiang Rai (Thailand)The Office of Royal Development Projects Board, Bangkok (Thailand), 1996.- p. 135"
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Información bibliográfica

Idioma:
English
Tipo:
Conference
En AGRIS desde:
2006
Página inicial:
135
Todos los títulos:
"Vetiver in a Southern African context"@eng
Otro:
"Summary (En)"
"Proceeding of the international conference on vetiver: A miracle grass to commemorate the 50th anniversary (golden jubilee) celebrations of His Majesty the King of Thailand's accession to the throne, The Chaipattana Foundation, Bangkok (Thailand)The Mae Fah Luang Foundation, Chiang Rai (Thailand)The Office of Royal Development Projects Board, Bangkok (Thailand), 1996.- p. 135"