A new, cheaper way to fight kudzu

Peachtree City is looking to bring in a new weapon against the kudzu threatening the life of its trees: goats.

The city is trying goats because it is believed they will be cheaper than using chemicals to fight kudzu, an ever-expanding weed considered a pest in much of the South.

The chemical approach would cost $16,750 per acre a year if 100 acres were treated, according to research by the City Council’s staff. But the goats would cost only $2,500 per acre.

Sounds like a plan…