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kudzu? why not?

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jvicars93

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I am in SW FL. We dont have kudzu that I notice here but read its horrible once it gets going but a good food for cattle. Seems perfect if you have a flat pasture for cattle to graze it down and if it grows 1 ft per night one could graze more per acre. Why don't I see any in FL? Why not a cover for cattle to graze vs bahia grass? I am sure this has been examined in SW FL but the idea of a fast growing - power packed food for cattle interests me. Thanks.
 

grannysoo

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You can come get all you want from South GA. If you plant kudzu, you'll probably end up in jail.

By the way, sheep love it!
 

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I'm pretty sure that kudzu is considered an invasive species and is restricted-not sure if its by state or the whole U.S.
 

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Kudzu is very invasive and takes over anything in its path. It is a great food for goats, but will quickly get out of control and over run pastures and even buildings. Kudzu was actually brought to the US to help control erosion. It is not native and should not be planted. The USDA has it listed as an invasive species. http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/kudzu.shtml
 

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