Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #195

John Cramer (
Thu, 08 Apr 1999 23:45:22 -0400

Just take a trip through Georgia via I-75.  You won't miss it. It's the new
foliage on every tree and ground square centimeter.

Orchid wrote:

> I'd like to see a picture of Kudzu so I know if I have it on my
> property...just curious.
> Pete
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On Behalf Of Paul Reynolds
> Sent:   Thursday, April 08, 1999 8:17 AM
> To:
> Subject:        Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #195
> 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