The Kudzu Kid

17-year-old Jacob Schindler, an FFA member from Georgia, invented a device that uses helium to slow the rampant growth of kudzu. His invention was recently featured on CNN!


In many southern U.S. states, Kudzu grows at the rate of a foot a day during the summer, and 60 feet each season. If it’s not controlled, it covers and destroys anything in its path. Last year, Jacob participated in the National FFA Agriscience Fair.

You can follow him on Twitter @jthekudzukid.


One comment on “The Kudzu Kid

  1. Need some kudzu seeds for Chandler, AZ. I would like to do some experiments with this vine. Please advise if you could cooperate with me. Thanks, Pepe

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