Title

Which Herbicide Is the Most Effective at Fighting/Killing Kudzu?

Author(s)

Jackson Byrd

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Botany

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

As Kudzu is a difficult plant to remove, many people have attempted to come up with different solutions to remove the invasive species. Some people even use goats that will eat the Kudzu vines! Herbicides, on the other hand, are the most common solution, as they provide a relatively quick and easy solution to this problem. Due to this problem, there are many different herbicides to choose from in order to treat Kudzu growth. This experiment looks to find the best herbicide to use against Kudzu. A collection of forty Kudzu plants were collected and grown in the Heathwood Hall greenhouse over a span of five weeks. Different herbicides were tested on thirty of the forty plants. A control group was also grown in order to give a basis for what the normal Kudzu growth would be. Three herbicides were used in this experiment: 1) RM43 Total Vegetation Control. 2)Triclopyr 4 Brush Killer. 3) Crossbow Herbicide. Each herbicide was applied to a set of ten plants after the third week. Although the herbicides were applied only three weeks into the experiment, two more weeks of data were collected in order to see if any further growth would occur.

Location

Furman Hall 106

Start Date

3-28-2020 8:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 8:45 AM

Which Herbicide Is the Most Effective at Fighting/Killing Kudzu?

Furman Hall 106

As Kudzu is a difficult plant to remove, many people have attempted to come up with different solutions to remove the invasive species. Some people even use goats that will eat the Kudzu vines! Herbicides, on the other hand, are the most common solution, as they provide a relatively quick and easy solution to this problem. Due to this problem, there are many different herbicides to choose from in order to treat Kudzu growth. This experiment looks to find the best herbicide to use against Kudzu. A collection of forty Kudzu plants were collected and grown in the Heathwood Hall greenhouse over a span of five weeks. Different herbicides were tested on thirty of the forty plants. A control group was also grown in order to give a basis for what the normal Kudzu growth would be. Three herbicides were used in this experiment: 1) RM43 Total Vegetation Control. 2)Triclopyr 4 Brush Killer. 3) Crossbow Herbicide. Each herbicide was applied to a set of ten plants after the third week. Although the herbicides were applied only three weeks into the experiment, two more weeks of data were collected in order to see if any further growth would occur.