Submitted to: Biocontrol Science and Technology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/11/2015
Publication Date: 1/2/2016
Citation: Weaver, M.A., Boyette, C.D., Hoagland, R.E. 2016. Management of kudzu by the bioherbicide, Myrothecium verrucaria, herbicides and integrated control programs. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(1):136-140.
Interpretive Summary: The plant pathogen, Myrothecium verrucaria, was evaluated alongside several herbicides and three integrated control programs for kudzu control efficacy. The control programs were monitored for two years. None of the programs achieved eradication, but several herbicides and the bioherbicides strongly suppressed the kudzu.
Technical Abstract: Replicated field plots were established and monitored for two years to evaluate management practices for kudzu. The bioherbical plant pathogen, Myrothecium verrucaria, several herbicides and a variety of integrated control programs achieved a high level of kudzu suppression, although no system tested reliably achieved eradication in this time frame.