Today I received the periodic update about the in-vitro propagation protocol of vetiver:
here's the news: there were no major problems with bacterial or virus contaminations
and only in one case
a re-sterilization was necessary, the buds extracted started to grow and
perhaps a month the proliferation phase will begin, followed by the greenhouse hardening of the first plants.
Soon a first batch of plantlets Will be produced in order to perform a field pilot test,
maybe at the end of spring.
Perhaps then, at the end of summer we will have obtained some genuine data on this promising chapter.
Many thanks to Romano and all the people involved.