Our website reports on Kudzu Coalition work to eliminate or control kudzu without using chemicals. Sometimes our research on kudzu leads us to information that is interesting or entertaining, but not necessarily relevant to our work. Here are links to some of these web pages. Regretably, there is still much misinformation about kudzu that is found on some websites, so beware! You will find a few comments about that below.
Websites or documents about the history of kudzu in the United States are listed elsewhere on this website.
Provided by Clemson University Extension Service. The focus is on herbicide application. It was written by the late Dr. Larry Nelson, a board member of the Kudzu Coalition, who also experimented with non-herbicidal methods to eradicate kudzu.
A list of links to several extension services, universities, and research organizations with their recommendations for treating kudzu. Prepared by Patti Bowers, Spartanburg County Public Libraries (Spartanburg, South Carolina).
A comprehensive website that provides a thorough overview of kudzu as an invasive weed, and the status of biological control practices.
Mentions a kudzu outbreak in Vancover, Washington. Crowns and vines were bagged and removed from the site. Since that time, kudzu has been declared a CLASS-A weed in Washington State.
Maintains a collection of more than 16,000 specimens housed on the campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The "kudzu" link is near the center of the page.
Listed here for its comments on the range of remedies folks have sought from kudzu.
Provides a very interesting and amusing collection of kudzu photographs taken by Jack Anthony.
Summarizes a project that used several methods, especially goats, to renovate an area overrun by kudzu on a North Carolina State University campus. The presentation incorrectly refers to the root of kudzu as a "tuber".
A particularly good site for a variety of brief informative sections.
A short fact sheet. It does not endorse herbicide treatment. Provided by the U.S. National Park Service.
A group engaged in controlling kudzu in public spaces. Some of the locations shown on this site are high profile places. This site is all about using herbicides in public green spaces (preserves, botanical gardens, colleges). It seems reasonable in its narrative, and presents a number of cautions when using herbicides.
The web site of South Carolina artist Nancy Basket who uses kudzu for making paper, weaving baskets, and other art.
A book by Juanitta Baldwin, a nationally-known advocate for finding commercially viable uses of kudzu that may reduce kudzu's impact on the American environment. This is an excellent resource for the beneficial aspects of kudzu.
A site that provides high quality photographs of kudzu.
An interview conducted by Noah Adams on March 7, 2000 with Jeremy Farris. Jeremy identified a fungus that kills kudzu. Adams is host of All Things Considered, a daily program on National Public Radio. At the time Farris was senior at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about using kudzu to treat alcoholism.
Published in the Harvard Gazette, by Harvard University.
An Associated Press article that discusses using kudzu as a food source.
A quirky blog that contains many items related to kudzu, and links to other interesting sites. The blog is maintained by Charlotte Fairchild, a writer in the Atlanta area.
Please read our disclaimer.