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Using Kudzu To Combat Soil Erosion

These records show that kudzu was one of the plants introduced during the 1930's by CCC workers in their efforts to combat soil erosion. The aggressive nature of this plant was not understood until millions of seedlings had been planted. In 1953 the USDA categorized it as a weed and restricted its use.

Subject

Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) | Erosion control

Creator

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Record Group 142

Source

Forestry Photographs, 1930-1970 |
Soil Erosion Control Project Files, 1935-1948

Date

1938

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 5 pages | Still Image

Identifier

 

Coverage

Henry County (Tenn.)

Original Format

Paper | Photographic Print
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