October 18, 2011
In this Sept. 30, 2011 photo, Clemson University doctoral student Nick Seiter shows a sweep net filled with "kudzu bugs" caught in a test plot in Blackville, S.C. Seiter is studying the invasive Asian bug, which is wreaking havoc on soybean crops. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)
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BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- 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.