Yearly Archive: 2022

VSTWP engage at Hamilton Sheepvention

The VSTWP had a blast at the popular Hamilton Sheepvention in early August 2022. The event was massive and was the first face-to-face event the VSTWP had attended in Hamilton for over 2 years with landowners and managers having a chance to see serrated tussock specimens and learning how to best manage serrated tussock infestations.... Read more

Agriculture Victoria tackle tussock in Melbourne’s North-East fringe

The VSTWP would like to thank Agriculture Victoria for their inspections and surveillance across 65 properties around north-eastern Melbourne. Compliance inspections from authorised officers form a vital role in controlling the spread of serrated tussock in Victoria. The article below was published in the Agriculture Victoria website. Landowners in the St Andrews, Watsons Creek and... Read more

Victorian Landcare Grants Now Open: Apply Now

The VSTWP partner with Landcare on many projects and believe Landcare Grants are a great way to tackle Serrated Tussock. The Victorian Government is providing $3.35 million through the Victorian Landcare Grants to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our... Read more

Join us at Sheepvention August 2022: Hamilton VIC

The VSTWP will again have a stall at the mighty Sheepvention 2022, which is held at the Hamilton Showgrounds on July 31st and August 1st and 2nd. It will sure to be a massive event and will allow the VSTWP to engage with the broader farming and rural community. Come and say hello, and receive... Read more

Grow West Community Planting Day 2022: 24 July 2022

Join our partners Grow West for a community planting day along the Werribee River. There are limited tickets, so get in quick. Bring the family and help us improve habitat on the Werribee River. You will be joining other volunteers to plant 4,000 seedlings and make up and install tree guards to protect the seedlings.... Read more

How to address flupropanate shortages

There are currently supply issues with the selective herbicide flupropanate, with supplies likely to be limited for some time. The shortages of flupropanate are more likely to impact landowners with larger properties and higher densities of serrated tussock. Whilst supplies of flupropanate are limited there are a number of other management options: Redistribution of personal... Read more

Request for Quotation: Serrated Tussock Extension Officer

About the role The VSTWP seeks to engage a service provider/contractor with proven skills and experience in the provision of extension (educational) services for noxious weeds. The service provider will deliver extension services to land managers within a defined project area, to raise awareness, promote best practice, and encourage the voluntarily management of serrated tussock... Read more

VSTWP Community Grants are now open

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is providing community groups and organisations with the opportunity to apply for grants to manage serrated tussock. The grants aim to support community groups and organisations to build their capacity to achieve long term voluntary management of serrated tussock. Grants of up to $5,000 (GST excluded) are available... Read more

VSTWP 20/21 Progress Report now available

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) has continued community extension programs in strategic locations across Victoria over the past 12 months, supporting nearly 300 landowners in the Mount Wallace, Romsey, Kerrie and Hesket regions. Two extension officers were contracted to implement the targeted extension projects, which aimed to increase awareness of serrated tussock and... Read more

Best practice serrated tussock field day, Ballan VIC: 14 May 2022

The Pentland Hills Landcare Group are one of the busiest and most active groups battling serrated tussock. They have a long-standing history of helping landholders and land managers tackle the noxious weed serrated tussock from the ground and from the air and have many members who benefit from their knowledge and equipment. The VSTWP have... Read more