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#2518412 - 09/12/11 07:25 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: BSK]
doubledownranch
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well I have bull dozed the kudzu, burnt it. spraying it doesn't seem to kill it... so I'm lost at how to control this crap. I suppose ill doze the area over and over and burn it every year. I don't know what else to do.
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#2518569 - 09/12/11 08:44 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: doubledownranch]
BSK
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Goats. Lots of goats...
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#2518621 - 09/12/11 09:09 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: doubledownranch]
WMAn
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 Originally Posted By: doubledownranch
well I have bull dozed the kudzu, burnt it. spraying it doesn't seem to kill it... so I'm lost at how to control this crap. I suppose ill doze the area over and over and burn it every year. I don't know what else to do.


I would use caution if I was working with a dozer around kudzu. Machinery tends to spread rather than control kudzu. You could potentially pick up pieces of the kudzu on your machinery and then spread it to other parts of your property.

Many people do not realize that kudzu has large tubers beneath the grounds surface. These tubers serve as energy reserves. This is why you can spray kudzu with round up, watch it wilt, and then watch it resprout.

There are only two ways that I know of to eradicate it. The first is goats. It will take enough goats to immediately eat the kudzu back after it begins resprouting. Also, you will need to cut and chemically treat any vines that grow out of reach of the goats. This can also be a long term process.

The second is chemically. But the chemical you use will have to have a residual effect and you can expect to retreat a number of times. Tordon 101 Mixture (2,4-D + picloram) and Tordon K (picloram liquid) is an effective mixture. Simply Google search "chemical control of kudzu"
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#2519552 - 09/13/11 12:40 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: WMAn]
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While bush-hoggin on our club, I have to cut lanes through kudzu just to get access to some areas. 8 feet tall and so thick its scarry. Before returning home with my equipment, I go by a car wash and spray my tractor very hard. I'm terrified I'm going to bring some of that stuff home.
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#2519967 - 09/13/11 06:12 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: smstone22]
Boone 58
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I have seen hundreds of photos in georgia of deer standing in kudzu in August....particularly........and tearing it UP!!!!
Yes they eat it quiet prolifically i understand.
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#2520266 - 09/13/11 08:47 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: Boone 58]
RKenney
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I once read something about the root system of kudzu. It was unreal how deep it goes.
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#2520283 - 09/13/11 08:56 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: RKenney]
jmb4wd
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 Originally Posted By: RKenney
I once read something about the root system of kudzu. It was unreal how deep it goes.


You must be right, cause when I was taking the pictures, I tried grabbing one of the plants and trying to pull it out of the ground to see the roots, and it wouldnt budge!!
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#2521491 - 09/14/11 03:32 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: jmb4wd]
7mm08
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 Originally Posted By: jmb4wd
 Originally Posted By: RKenney
I once read something about the root system of kudzu. It was unreal how deep it goes.


You must be right, cause when I was taking the pictures, I tried grabbing one of the plants and trying to pull it out of the ground to see the roots, and it wouldnt budge!!


lucky you didn't lose your hand to it!

Kill 'em All!!! varieties of Kudzu that is..
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#2522603 - 09/15/11 07:43 AM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Quailman
I agree with what the others have said and yes, deer eat kudzu. However, because of it's invasiveness, I would do anything possible to remove it from my farm ASAP!


With whatever means necessary.


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#2522755 - 09/15/11 09:41 AM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: ferg]
Crosshairy
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It's unfortunate that wild hogs won't eat all of it...

That'd be a great way to put one rampant nuisance to use against another \:\)
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