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Kudzu bugs lower due to cold winter

Clint Thompson reported this week in Growing Georgia that the number of kudzu bugs in soybean fields this year has been drastically lower than the past few years.  Wayne Gardner, a UGA entomologist from Griffin, attributes this to the cold weather we had across the Southeast this winter.  A tiny Asian wasp may also have reduced numbers in recent years.  The only downside–kudzu is growing better than ever.  If we have a normal winter next year, the bugs are expected to rebound to their former levels, however.  You can read the story here.