Entries by Roberto Seminara

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Is Bamboo Invasive?

Commercial Bamboo Farming Frequent Question: Bamboo is a fast-growing type of woody grass which is quite often mistaken as a species of trees. It even produces leaves and grows upwards with hollow shoots. Bamboos are the largest member of the species of grass with over 1,000 different types and are considered to be the fastest […]

Growing and Maintaining Bamboo: A Quick Guide!

A versatile, income generating crop, bamboo has thousands of potential uses that the world is just waking up to. Bamboo shoots can be harvested and sold, or farmers can cultivate the full-grown grass and sell wholesale to industrial and commercial buyers. This makes bamboo ideal for investments! Where to Grow Bamboo? Anywhere in the world […]

Bamboo: The Super Material of Future

From textiles to construction, bamboo has thousands of uses and scientists continue to discover more. What was considered an exotic plant from China is now being hailed as “the timber of the 21st Century”. It absorbs huge amounts of carbon dioxide, and is a major food source for millions of people across China and India. […]

How to Start a Bamboo Farm

It has a centuries old reputation for being an exotic ornamental plant with almost super natural strength and capabilities. Many of us relate bamboo to plantations in China; however, it is also catching on fast as a farm crop in much of the United States. In fact, bamboo adapts well to the South, i.e. Virginia […]

Bamboo Plants: Industrial and Commercial Uses!

Bamboo has been an important part of the human history, leaving its impact across cultures from thousands of years. The Chinese consider it a symbol of fertility, while it’s a symbol of friendship for the Indians. All in all, this extremely tall grass has quite a cultural significance for many cultures all over the world. […]

Climate Change

Including bamboo in climate change policies and rural development investments makes countries’ sustainable development goals more effective. Bamboo is a vast untapped strategic resource that countries in the world’s tropical and sub-tropical regions can use to better manage climate change, and provide beneficial ‘ecosystem services’ and new income sources for their rural populations.