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Bristol, VA
Feb 24, 2018 7:44 AM CST
I am doing a lab for a college course at King and I have a few questions about Invasive Organisms.
How do you get rid of Kudzu?
How do you get rid of Rusty Crayfish?
How do you get rid of hemlock woolly adelgid?
Name: Porkpal
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Feb 24, 2018 8:06 AM CST
The smart aleck answer is that if we knew, those organisms would no longer be a problem.
Name: Sue
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Feb 24, 2018 8:35 AM CST
Hilarious! Good one, Porkpal!

Welcome! idk123. A good place to do your college research would be searching the literature on Google Scholar:

Here's an example of Google Scholar results using the keywords woolly adelgid control:
Name: Bill
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Feb 24, 2018 5:13 PM CST
I wish you luck with the woolly adelgid. I tried for three years in Long Island with no luck.
I planted azaleas.
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Name: Rj
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Feb 24, 2018 5:26 PM CST
Porkpal has the answer, the question would not be viable if there were a control.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Feb 24, 2018 5:49 PM CST
The tragedy is that its too late to go back to the days before invasive species existed. besides it would violate the constitution of America if we banned exotic imports. life liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Besides Civilized Man cant live without some nonnatives like grain.our numbers are too great for a Hunter gather existence

People like exotics, house cats people allow to roam is an exotic they kill 40 million native birds a year or more so is the lawn curse the idiot who thought that one up lol. Honestly a grass farm just makes Japanese beetles happy at the expense of wildlife

I guess if you genetically engineer something that attacks the invader and let it loose upon the landscape you could destroy it but that's taboo as well as we have no idea what the repercussions are
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Feb 25, 2018 7:07 AM CST
Alex, I object to bringing politics into garden forums.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Feb 25, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Oh i forgot the constitution is political Thanks sorry
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Feb 26, 2018 7:06 AM CST
hey, idk, you are in college now. As sooby posted, you need to do research. This is a basically open forum, not a considered a reliable source. Your public library staff or college library can clue you on searching, and choosing reliable internet sources.
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Name: stone
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Feb 26, 2018 2:49 PM CST
idk123 said: I have a few questions about Invasive Organisms.
How do you get rid of Kudzu?

Kudzu isn't actually that bad... dig it out... easy to kill.

Much more difficult?

Chinese wisteria.

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