Invasive Kudzu Bugs spread to more counties

5:01 PM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
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An invasive insect from Asia is moving deeper into East Tennessee and into Kentucky.

Back in July, we told you about the spread of the Kudzu Bug. It first showed up in Tennessee last year.

Kudzu Bugs feed on the Kudzu plant, but also eat soybean and other crops, reducing yields by as much as nearly 50 percent.

The bugs have already made their way through several local counties, including Knox, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Roane and Anderson counties.

Kudzu Bugs have now been reported in Union and Claiborne Counties, as well as Bell, Laurel and Whitley counties in Kentucky.

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