Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #195

Paul Reynolds (
Thu, 08 Apr 1999 07:16:38 -0500

If a person is interested in trying to utilize kudzu, I would recommend that you
contact the USDA.  I have no idea who you would need to get in touch with, but I
will be looking myself and will bring you up to date if I find anything.  My
interest is tweeked in a beneficial use for this "weed".

Personally, I wouldn't see any harm in allowing a bit of propagation if there
was a medicinal use for it.  But, there are some pretty stringent laws
addressing these issues when it comes to a species such as kudzu that has
adapted and caused so much harm to the natural environment in the SE US.

Paul Reynolds
Environmental Agronomist
Austin Texas