|Farm Buffer boundary of vetiver - note adjacent rice paddy fields at the left|
The farm owners (C G Herbals) also use vetiver to stabilize farm roads, erosion control and protection of farm ponds - negating the need to desilt the ponds.
Now I would add that this vetiver oil producing farm could further increase its income by producing biofuel for the vetiver leaf (see recent blog on biofuel in China). AND as I have often written about in the past the sale of the vetiver crown from oil harvested plants that could be sold to landscapers, construction companies, PWD and other potential users for slope stabilization and other off farm applications. Great potential for an integrated farm operation.