raising bamboo

Asked September 26, 2018, 12:51 PM EDT

I understand some bamboo is considered invasive. Where can I find information on farming bamboo? I'm wondering what kinds of bamboo can be legally & profitably farmed. Is there a USDA sub-section, committee or focus group? And I just thought: given all the new tariff wars on China it might be better if the US became bamboo import free and grew our own. Thanks for any guidance,

Wicomico County Maryland

1 Response

Bamboo is invasive and we do not recommend planting it. We receive many questions for eradication. Here is our bamboo publication for more information http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/HGIC_Pubs/Weeds/HG28%20Ba...

We do not have the information you are looking for. Perhaps you can contact the National Agricultural Library for more information https://www.nal.usda.gov/ and you will also have to search the internet.

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