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    Author(s): James H. Miller
    Date: 1996
    Source: In: Hoots:, Diane; Baldwin, Juanitta, comps., eds. Kudzu the vine to love or hate. Kodak, TN: Suntop Press: 137-149.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Kudzu patches can be eradicated with persistent treatments or they can be contained and managed with other treatment options. Herbicides, grazing, prescribed buring, and disk harrowing can be used as eradication or containment treatments. For eradication, every kudzu plant in and around a patch must be killed or the spread from any surviving plants can make all prior efforts and investments useless. This means that all landowners sharing a patch must arrange to treat the whole patch simultaneously.

    Landowners often find herbicide applications the easiest means for eradication and containment but herbicides should only be applied according to exact label instructions, requirements, and prohibitions. Read, understand, and follow herbicide labels completely before and during use. Commercial firm that are licensed herbicide applicators can be contracted to perform herbicide applications, but in most cases the landowner must give directions if the treatment is to be successful and cost effective.

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    Miller, James H. 1996. Kudzu eradication and management. In: Hoots:, Diane; Baldwin, Juanitta, comps., eds. Kudzu the vine to love or hate. Kodak, TN: Suntop Press: 137-149.

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