Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: [OT] not panos but ... photos
Vetiver is absolutely not invasive . That is one of the major points in
favour of the plant.
Indeed the difficulty in propagation ( traditional ) is an obstacle to large
implementation. Propagation In Vitro solves that problem.
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Rodolpho Pajuaba <rpajuaba@...>wrote:
> This was the first thing I thought when I read about it. Reminded me
> of that plant that escaped from acquariums and infested the
> 2011/2/17 John Riley <johnriley@...>:
> > On Feb 12, 2011, at 2:39 PM, Fernando Costa Pinto wrote:
> >> Great... Ayrton...
> >> This is a Very important subject..lives can be saved by this plant ..it
> >> only needs to be more and more publicized !
> >> Please take a look in one comment to the photos from a Brazilian, in
> >> another group where i belong vetiver-system@...
> > I hope that it is non-invasive, as described on Wikipedia. Living in the
> southeastern U.S., I can only be reminded of kudzu. Kudzu is the Terminator
> of the plant kingdom! "That terminator kudzu is out there. It can't be
> bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse,
> or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until even after you are
> dead." The kudzu (native to Japan) was planted to fight the horrible
> erosion of abandoned farmland where relentless cotton cultivation had
> destroyed the soil. Without any natural enemy, it sometimes grows a foot or
> more overnight, will engulf a house before you know it, kill entire stands
> of trees, maybe even wrap you up while you are sleeping. You can dig it up,
> cut it, poison it, or burn it, but it keeps coming back.
> > You know the old saying: "If you can't beat them, you might as well join
> them."? My home county (Union, SC) is so thick with kudzu that they started
> a Kudzu Festival. People try to promote recipes to cook it, artists hawk
> baskets, paper and crafts woven and made from kudzu, and so forth. No kudzu
> beer yet, that I know of.
> > It did do a pretty good job with the erosion, though 8-P
> > John
> > John Riley
> Rodolpho Pajuaba
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