Noxious Plant List May Be Expanded

December 8, 2023 Virginia News

A proposal is being considered in the state capitol, that would add 12 plants, including kudzu, to Virginia’s noxious weeds list because of the damage they do. On Thursday, the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services held a public hearing on the proposed additions, but nobody showed up to speak about it. One comment however, was submitted online. It was from a resident of Chesapeake, who said he “strongly agrees” with the addition of the plants, and he went further too, saying that he believed Virginia should also add 3 additional invasive plants to the list. A public comment period ends today.