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1 Kudzu Its Bad

2 Kudzu

3 CALL AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES CONSUMERS TO REPORT KUDZU FINDINGS BY CALLING HOTLINE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES CONSUMERS TO REPORT KUDZU FINDINGS BY CALLING HOTLINE

4 A Large Kudzu

5 Areas Where Kudzu Is Found

6 Typical Kudzu Leaf

7 It’s A Problem, Solve It HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to call the Department of Agriculture to report findings of kudzu, an invasive, climbing vine that has become a problem in some regions of the state. HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to call the Department of Agriculture to report findings of kudzu, an invasive, climbing vine that has become a problem in some regions of the state.

8 IT GROWS EVERYWHERE “Kudzu grows over and around other plants, and can be devastating to native plant species,” said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. “This toll-free service makes it easier for Pennsylvanians to report suspected kudzu findings, which will help us better treat affected areas through early detection, rapid response and restoration.” “Kudzu grows over and around other plants, and can be devastating to native plant species,” said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. “This toll-free service makes it easier for Pennsylvanians to report suspected kudzu findings, which will help us better treat affected areas through early detection, rapid response and restoration.”

9 Could This Be Your Car

10 Kudzu Can Become A Driving Hazard

11 Kudzu Can Take Over Your House

12 How We Got It Introduced from Asia, kudzu is a climbing vine identified by alternating leaves, purple flowers and fuzzy brown seed pods which appear in the fall. Kudzu was added to the state’s noxious weed list in Introduced from Asia, kudzu is a climbing vine identified by alternating leaves, purple flowers and fuzzy brown seed pods which appear in the fall. Kudzu was added to the state’s noxious weed list in

13 Fighting Kudzu

14 Management The Department of Agriculture recently visited a kudzu site in Lebanon County to outline its new invasive species management plan for treating the invasive vine. Since then, consumers from Lebanon and Lancaster counties have called the hotline to report possible kudzu findings. The Department of Agriculture recently visited a kudzu site in Lebanon County to outline its new invasive species management plan for treating the invasive vine. Since then, consumers from Lebanon and Lancaster counties have called the hotline to report possible kudzu findings.

15 Kudzu Kreature

16 WHAT??? They Make Kudzu Fragranced Candles

17 The States Helping In 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture received $50,000 to fund the state’s pilot kudzu eradication program and, by the end of last year, 23 locations had enrolled. The goal of the eradication program is to treat sites for three consecutive years, helping property owners in controlling the weed while monitoring the weed’s spread and decline throughout the state. In 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture received $50,000 to fund the state’s pilot kudzu eradication program and, by the end of last year, 23 locations had enrolled. The goal of the eradication program is to treat sites for three consecutive years, helping property owners in controlling the weed while monitoring the weed’s spread and decline throughout the state.

18 Anyone Have Hedge Clippers?? LU8/s400/kudzu.jpg

19 Krazy Over Kudzu

20 U CAN HELP Findings of kudzu should be reported to the department’s toll-free hotline, For more information on kudzu and other noxious weeds, visit and click on “Animal and Plant Health.” Findings of kudzu should be reported to the department’s toll-free hotline, For more information on kudzu and other noxious weeds, visit and click on “Animal and Plant Health.”

21 THE END

22 Works cited wp/view.asp?A=390&Q=144980,, Aug. 2, 2007,,Mar. 30,2008 wp/view.asp?A=390&Q=144980,, Aug. 2, 2007,,Mar. 30,2008 wp/view.asp?A=390&Q= wp/view.asp?A=390&Q=144980


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