Chattanooga’s got ’em, Knoxville is next

Kudzu has been rambling across the U.S. South for almost 100 years now, and the greatest minds in environmental science have found only one convenient management scheme: Deploy the goats!

Knoxville, Tenn., is spending $10,000 in grant money to hire a herder to drive goats across kudzu-infested public lands in a program similar to one used in Chattanooga during recent years. The extra value that goats bring is that they not only eat top growth, they also tend to uproot the invasive plants during the grazing process. Read more here.

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Announcing the debut of the Homemade Wilderness weeding reference page

Progress is being made in archiving a series of convenient, concise guidance articles within Homemade Wilderness’ reference pages. Now, when you or your friends wonder how to combat a weedy species, just click on the Weeding Out Invasive Plants tab at the top of this site to become familiar with your management options, then follow the link provided to access the most effective control advice based on current research for combating the particular species of concern to you.