Kudzu bugs threaten soybean crops

Associated Press
In this Sept. 30, 2011 photo, Clemson University entomologist Jeremy Greene shows a soybean plant from a test plot in Blackville, S.C.  The plant is covered in "kudzu bugs," an Asian pest that is wreaking havoc on U.S. soybean crops. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)

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Kudzu — the "plant that ate the South" — has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers: soybeans. (AP)

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