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Re: Kudzu invasion!


I wonder what shape Jim's plantation would take if his collection took over.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kudzu invasion!


> Thank God that stuff doesn't like salty air. I remember as a kid seeing
> entire houses covered with it (abandoned houses of course) We always
called
> those vast coverings Godzilla monsters. ;-D
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 4/28/2005 4:00:59 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kudzu invasion!
> >
> > I apologize for laughing, but what is there to figure out where kudzu is
> > concerned?  After all, it is the plant that ate the South.  If the State
> of
> > TN didn't keep after it, it would cross the highway through our town in
> no
> > time flat.  The upside is constant attempts to control it provide a lot
> of
> > jobs.  I had no idea it had any connection with soy bean rust, and there
> are
> > lots of soy beans grown around here.  That must be a recent development.
> > zem
> > zone 7
> > West TN
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 8:00 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kudzu invasion!
> >
> >
> > >I don't know how they decide to do these things.  I suppose they can't
> > >track
> > > every stand that pops up, so when they have some identified and
> > > accessible,
> > > they'll study it for awhile to help figure out what will happen from
the
> > > inaccessible and those they don't find. Still, it will  just keep
> marching
> > > on...I wonder how southern Illinois is doing.
> > > Kitty
> > > neIN, Z5
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 6:09 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Kudzu invasion!
> > >
> > >
> > >> Man this paper of yours sure is packed full of wonderful news :(
> > >>
> > >> Since this plant is so well known for taking over the world and
> > >> associated
> > >> other problem...
> > >>
> > >> Can some one tell me why when it hit the Indiana border someone
didn't
> > > spray
> > >> it with round up ?!? Seems to me it would have been easier to control
> it
> > >> when it first landed there, then now....
> > >>
> > >> Donna
> > >>
> > >> >
> > >> > AP story in today's paper:
> > >> >
> > >> > "INDIANAPOLIS - Kudzu, that notoriously fast-growing vine that
covers
> > > vast
> > >> > tracts of the South, has spread its green, choking blanket to at
> least
> > > 28
> > >> > Indiana counties, posing a threat to woodlands and the state's
> soybean
> > >> > industry.
> > >> > "Purdue University recently began studying some of the more than 70
> > >> > patches
> > >> > of kudzu in the southern half of the state after stands of the
> invasive
> > >> > vine
> > >> > in Florida were found to harbor a deadly fungus that preys on
> soybeans.
> > >> > "Soybean rust has not yet been found in Indiana, but plant
> pathologists
> > >> > believe it is only a matter of time before the fungus shows up in
the
> > >> > state.
> > >> > The fungus began devastating soybeans in South America three years
> ago
> > > and
> > >> > reached US fields last fall, spreading as close to Indiana as
> Tennessee
> > >> > and
> > >> > Missouri.  Kudzu's early leafing vines would provide an early
target
> > >> > for
> > >> > the
> > >> > fungus' wind-borne spores to infect before spreading to soybeans
> later
> > > in
> > >> > the season, said Glenn Nice, a weed scientist with Purdue's
extension
> > >> > service.
> > >> > "Earlier this month, Nice and his colleagues visited three
> > > kudzu-infested
> > >> > sites in southern Indiana as the vines were starting to bud.  Some
> had
> > >> > diameters of 2 inches and were intertwined with smaller vines to
> form a
> > >> > dense thicket.
> > >> > "As part of his research, Nice is interested in whether Hoosier
> Kudzu
> > >> > is
> > >> > the
> > >> > same as the vines found in the South and how Indiana's infestations
> got
> > >> > started [does global warming come to anyone's mind? (Kitty)]
Purdue
> > >> > staffers will monitor some of the state's kudzu stands for signs of
> the
> > >> > soybean rust fungus throughout the season...."
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