RE: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #195

Orchid (
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 10:46:56 -0400

I'd like to see a picture of Kudzu so I know if I have it on my
property...just curious.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Paul Reynolds
Sent:	Thursday, April 08, 1999 8:17 AM
Subject:	Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #195

If a person is interested in trying to utilize kudzu, I would recommend that
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
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