Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Find out all the latest news concerning the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party including upcoming meetings, workshops and more.

Case Study: West Gippsland gives tussock the boot 2022

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) commenced serrated tussock extension within the Gippsland region in 2019, when it undertook projects throughout Stratford and Briagolong. The project offered education and extension services to landholders, which included information sessions, free property assessments to locate and identify serrated tussock and personalised control advice. These project areas have... Read more

Loving Grasslands: a short documentary series on land stewardship

Loving Grasslands A short documentary series on land stewardship and grassland restoration from Victoria’s Volcanic Plains Come to the Launch On Tuesday 29th November At 6pm for 6.15pm start – 8pm TO REGISTER: Click here Sunbury Global Learning Centre –Conference Room 2 (Light refreshments provided) In 2022, the Sustainable Engagement Team worked with Guerin Group... Read more

Now is the time to treat tussock

Now is the ideal time to check your property for the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma). The recent rains and warm start to spring in some parts of Victoria has been good for pastures and crops, but unfortunately, also good for the growth of serrated tussock. Controlling serrated tussock before the plant goes to... Read more
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Upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022: 16 November 2022

The Victorian Serrated tussock Working Party invite you to attend their final general meeting for the year on Wednesday, 16 November 2022.  You are also invited to attend the Annual General Meeting which will follow the general meeting. At the AGM the VSTWP will provide an overview of activities over the 2021-2022 year and elect... Read more

Control serrated tussock before seeding

Now is the ideal time to check your property for the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma). The recent rains and warm start to spring in some parts of Victoria has been good for pastures and crops, but unfortunately, also good for the growth of serrated tussock. Controlling serrated tussock before the plant goes to... Read more

Reforming Victoria’s biosecurity legislation

Biosecurity refers to the measures and controls that protect us from the negative impacts of pests, weeds and diseases. This includes our industries, the economy and community, natural environment, and our cultural and recreational assets. Victoria has an effective biosecurity system that has successfully protected the state from many damaging pests, weeds and diseases. However,... Read more

Determining the cost of tussock: Victoria

We are often asked about the economic, environmental and social cost of serrated tussock to the Victorian economy, and at the moment, we really don’t know. The VSTWP have a number of outdated and often irrelevant figures from other states and from within Victoria, but nothing up to date and accurate in todays terms. Recently... Read more

Update: Biocontrol of serrated tussock

We are excited to report that our biological control research project has reached a milestone update, which we received from Agriculture Victoria a few weeks ago. The update report highlighted the progress and challenges to date and sets the scene for the upcoming research trials and possible challenges ahead. The VSTWP contributed $25,000 towards the... Read more

Using remote sensing to find tussock: research

The VSTWP have been watching with excitement at an innovative research project by Agriculture Victoria on the use of remote sensing to determine the distribution of alligator weed and serrated tussock. The research team explored the use of satellite imagery to map serrated tussock across the landscape, and developed a series of serrated tussock classification... Read more

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