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Kudzu Killer

 
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Location: Melbourne FL, USA - Pine and Palmetto Flatland, Sandy and Acidic
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Its called the kudzu bug and there is a lot of testing on it because unfortunately it also eat's soy among other things.

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Here we have one invasive eating another invasive...
 
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Would you like to see Midwestern farmers hyperventilate? Tell them they are looking at this bug! Corn and soybeans RULE in this area!!!
 
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I actually think I saw one of these on my leg yesterday at work!
 
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Unfortunately their ravages aren't limited to just kudzu and soybeans.  They also devastate pole beans, bush beans, yard long beans, cowpeas, peas, and fava beans.  In the future, I'm going to have to grow all of my beans under an insect screened hoop house if I'm going to get any kind of crop other than 1000's of kudzu bugs out of them.  Around here, they don't kill kudzu, they just slow it down a bit, but breed up to huge numbers in the kudzu patch, then migrate over to your gardens.

They also like to enter and overwinter in your house.
 
                                                                    
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More ravages of globalism.....

We also have the yellow hornets killing honeybees in europe.

Another reason for localism.
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