Kudzu control

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by jcramsey, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:36 PM.

  1. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    Looking at some property and it’s got about an acre and a half covered in kudzu. Anybody got any experience effectively cleaning it out? I was leaning towards getting some goats, but there are restrictions against animals other than cats/dogs for this property. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Brownsxj

    Brownsxj Well-Known Member

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    I had it at my last house... NEVER ending battle.
     
  3. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Just read an article the other day, about a Park, or some place, with a Kudzu problem. They weren't allowed to use pesticides, so they ended up Renting a flock of goats, to clean it up. There are several goat owners that Rent their goats out, for environmental control. Wonder if you'd be allowed to Rent the goats?
     
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  4. Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo professionally useless Moderator

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    I used to have a pretty good patch behind the fenced part of my yard, scraped it off and regraded the rear of the lot planted fescue and keep it mowed, haven’t had any real issue other than the field behind us gets continually over grown and it tries to creep back. I mow runners all the time, but noting has taken and rooted again. Been 10 years or so.
     
  5. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    My baby goats love the shit and they are cuter than any cat.
    I'd get a few goats and wait on the neighbors to say something...by the time the notice the problem may be gone.

    We have pygmy and dwarf goats in an hoa...and so far we've gotten away with it
     
  6. ramjo

    ramjo Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't take those restrictions to heart....pretty sure if you have a couple goats out there cleaning it up, the neighbors will thank you. I'd be more worried about the junk car restriction....:p.
     
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    GONOVRIT blue collar brotherhood

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  9. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    Supposedly there is a pesticide that can kill it..

    If you are planning on animals, it is high in protein.

    Otherwise, I've always heard you have to big up the crown root to keep it from coming back.

    I'm interested if anyone has details, as I have about a half acre that I need to get under control.

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  10. awheelterd

    awheelterd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to NCDOT we have a healthy serving of it along the road that creeps up a security fence and down the river bank. I round up the daylights out of it every year and it dies back but never goes away. If you don't get every bit of it at once it comes right back.
     
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  11. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    Off to Google I go....
     
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  12. Southern_Transplant

    Southern_Transplant Well-Known Member

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    If someone complains, you could always eat the goats. After a diet of kudzu, they should be pretty tasty.. just sayin'
     
  13. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Makes a great curry. Goat is pretty tasty.
     
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  14. mommucked

    mommucked Endeavoring to persevere

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    It is awesome, cut in chunks,marinaded overnight w Spiedie marinade grilled on kebobs w onion etc.and eaten on a warm sourdough biscuits.
    As for the kudzu, talk to jeepinmatt.
     
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  15. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    It’s pretty rural with only maybe three other parcels that are under the restrictions in the deed. I think the neighbors might be open to goats cleaning it up like @ramjo said.

    If all else fails,maybe @YotaOnRocks will loan me his bush hog of death to scalp the ground with....
     
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    49willys Well-Known Member

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    One "land clearing unit" is ready for pickup at anytime, for non-return info a keg can be attached (serious 828 nine 64- 5972)
     
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  17. YotaOnRocks

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    Welcome to it anytime:beer:

    A jobsite a couple years ago had it all over the place. The grader put a retention pond in after timbering 8 acres consumed by it. To this day there is still no trace of it out there. So maybe removing the topsoil will get it.
     
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  18. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    My dads retired and has a dozer. This seems like the obvious answer.
     
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  19. GONOVRIT

    GONOVRIT blue collar brotherhood

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    A little complicated but seems like it works better than anything I’ve ever heard, except for just moving a few miles from it.
     
  20. guffey24

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    AquaSweep 3oz/gallon of water
    Lontrel .5oz/gallon of water
    Ranger Pro 2oz/gallon of water

    mix those all together
     
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  21. LT1JEEP

    LT1JEEP Well-Known Member

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    I have had pretty good luck getting rid of it with brush and stump killer i got from tractor supply. I spray it on it in when it start growing in the spring. It will take about 2 weeks before it start to die. It kills the roots and i watch for the spots i didn't get sprayed good and respray . It has taken me about 2 years to get rid of it. Just bought some property and has some kudzu on it will take care of it this spring.
     
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  22. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    A friend inherited an abandoned house and property about 15 years ago that was covered in it. We spent an afternoon dragging it out with my jeep. Got it 95% out. It took about 10 years to get back to nuisance level, but he did absolutely nothing to control it in that time.
     
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  23. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    Suitable for application near water? Theres a small stream running through the middle of the kudzu that feeds into another stream on the property.
     
  24. guffey24

    guffey24 Well-Known Member

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    yes sir
     
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  25. Mulishajoe

    Mulishajoe need more parts

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    Goats will eat it but if they are removed from the property it will come right back. Salisbury tried the goat trick on an area they made some walking trails on, the first year it was clear the next you couldn't find the trails.
     

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