Vanishing Kudzu

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Everett Griner talks about keeping control of the Kudzu vine in today’s Agri View.

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I just recently began to notice. I don’t see as much Kudzu vine as I used to as I drive across my section of the country. What has changed? Well, probably more than people know. My study of Kudzu was it was a plant imported to the U.S. to help build the soil and supply grazing for farm animals. In the beginning it did neither. It just grew, and grew, and grew. It was referred to as “the vine that ate the South.” It grew rapidly, anywhere, and was good for nothing. Well, times change. Now the vine can be controlled and it has some favorable characteristics. We have better chemicals to spray and kill it. But we also know it can generate nutrients that are good for the soil. Well, whatever. It’s not as abundant as it used to be. And I think that’s good.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner