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.

  1. Maps show the distribution of kudzu in the United States: 2000, 2006.
  2. Kudzu Eradication Guidelines

    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.

  3. Approaches to Kudzu Control by Selected Institutions

    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).

  4. Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States

    A comprehensive website that provides a thorough overview of kudzu as an invasive weed, and the status of biological control practices.

  5. Kudzu is Class-A Noxious Weed in Washington State

    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.

  6. USC Upstate Herbarium

    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.

  7. Kudzu - Herbs and Supplements

    Listed here for its comments on the range of remedies folks have sought from kudzu.

  8. Kudzu: The Vine

    Provides a very interesting and amusing collection of kudzu photographs taken by Jack Anthony.

  9. NCSU Centennial Campus Outdoor Field Laboratory: Control of Invasive Plants on North Creek

    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".

  10. The Amazing Story of Kudzu

    A particularly good site for a variety of brief informative sections.

  11. Weeds Gone Wild: Kudzu

    A short fact sheet. It does not endorse herbicide treatment. Provided by the U.S. National Park Service.

  12. Kudzu-Free Communities

    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.

  13. Kudzu Kabin Designs

    The web site of South Carolina artist Nancy Basket who uses kudzu for making paper, weaving baskets, and other art.

  14. Kudzu in America

    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.

  15. The Nobel Foundation Plant Image Gallery - Kudzu

    A site that provides high quality photographs of kudzu.

  16. Kudzu-Killing Fungus

    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.

  17. Sobering Effects of the Lowly Kudzu

    Published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about using kudzu to treat alcoholism.

  18. Kudzu cuts alcohol consumption

    Published in the Harvard Gazette, by Harvard University.

  19. 'Vine that ate the South' is tasty

    An Associated Press article that discusses using kudzu as a food source.

  20. Kudzu Kwestions

    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.

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