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.