Click on links below for details on each type of experiment conducted by the Kudzu Coalition, many of which were carried out at our test site. Successful methods are used to treat sites with kudzu infestations. Results from these experiments, and site work, form the basis for the Coalition's kudzu containment and removal protocol. A summary of what small property owners can do to remove or control kudzu is based on the full protocol.

Also see our Kudzu Kalendar, which summarizes the stages of life of kudzu in our part of South Carolina. The calendar is sometimes the basis for deciding when, and for how long, an experiment should be carried out during the year. Some experiments continue for years before it is known whether it suggests a new treatment that is useful against kudzu. One way to measure the effectiveness of a kudzu treatment is to count the number of kudzu crowns that survive. The Coalition uses milli-acre sampling.

  1. Brown Spots
  2. Buffer Zones
  3. Burning Crowns
  4. Callahan's Kudzu Guard
  5. Chemical & Nonchemical Joint Study
  6. Chop, The Kudzu
  7. Farm Tractor & Attachments
  8. Fences as Barriers
  9. Flail Mower
  10. Freezing Crowns
  11. Gapping Trees
  12. Grass as a Defense
  13. Grass Clippings & Other Mulches
  14. Lawn Mower (See Buffer Zones)
  15. Long Handled Hedge Trimmer
  16. One-Liter Hothouse
  17. Sheeting: History & Concepts
    1. Black
    2. Clear
    3. Sheet Alternation
    4. Clear Double-Sheet
    5. Comparison & Conclusions
    6. Technical Details
    7. Ground Height
    8. Ground Slope & Direction
    9. Sheet Tie-Down
  18. Shingles, Asphalt
  19. Skid-Steer Loader ("Bobcat")
  20. Stripping Foliage
  21. Surgical Crown Removal
  22. Tree Shelter
  23. Vine Redirection
  24. String Trimmer (See Buffer Zones)