Has Kudzu Met its Fungal Match?
|July 20, 2009||Posted by Philip under Info|
One website that is well worth checking periodically is ScienceDaily.com. That’s where I found this fresh article, Controlling Kudzu with Naturally Occurring Fungus, on efforts at biocontrol of the invasive plant kudzu. Kudzu has been spreading throughout the Southestern U.S. since its introduction during the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876.
Since 1998, Doug Boyette (ARS Southern Weed Science Research Unit, Stoneville, MS) has been working with the fungus Myrothecium verrucaria, which has shown an abililty to rapidly and effectively attack kudzu.