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.