Just a Thought Kudzu for fuel
Kudzu the Terror of the south might be here to stay, but we might finally be able to handle it. I have no clue when it was brought over here to Landscape someone’s yard. A Native of Japan where it seems to not be a problem. Over here they could have used it to invade in 1940 and won by its growth rate alone. There are places in the US where whole fields have been covered by it in just a few years and everything has an Alien leafy green texture and undulates in waves of the same form over everything no matter how tall. We have used every method imaginable to try and get rid of it along our highways and byways and in those fields mentioned above. Sheep, goats, sprays, fire, intense weeding and I am sure someone out there staring at his field full of it is thinking of some new way to kill it this very minute.
As I opened this post, we might have a method to handle it finally. Gather it for Bio-Fuels. Might even grow it in a few big fields for the express purpose of a low upkeep high yield Bio-fuel on acreage that does not support food crops, or has the problem of being over taxed by food crops and needs a few years of just setting there. Just think turn an invasive alien plant into one of best bio-fuel resources.
Charles E. Owens Jr. 14 July 2006