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.

Seeking community action to address shortages of Flupropanate

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party has established that there are supply issues with the selective herbicide flupropanate, with supplies likely to be limited for some time. The shortages of flupropanate is more likely to impact broad acre control of serrated tussock. We have identified three options to manage broad acre serrated tussock infestations whilst... 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

Guiding small scale property owners to become land stewards: CCMA

This project will engage smaller landholders in catchment management and empower them to adopt environmental best practices through tailored land management workshops. The Small Blocks Big Dreams project is being delivered in partnership with local Landcare networks, providing local support and expert knowledge. The project will target smaller properties with intensive land uses, specifically: artisan/small producers, lifestyle/bush block owners... Read more

VSTWP to setup at Seymour Farming expo: 1-3 April 2022

The VSTWP are excited to announce that we will have a table at the popular Seymour Farming Expo from 1-3 April 2022. Held in the heart of Victoria at Kings Park Seymour, the Expo features approximately 400 exhibitors and attracts 20,000 visitors across three days. We will have a stall in the indoor pavilion that will... Read more

Community Grants for Serrated Tussock 2022: 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 build their capacity to achieve long term voluntary management of serrated tussock.= Grants of up to $5,000 (GST excluded) are available to... Read more

Drones get onto tussock in the Western Grasslands Reserve

This article was published in the Wyndham Starweekly and can be read by clicking here. (Supplied/Wyndham City Facebook). Wyndham council is using drones to spray weeds in rough terrain under a trail being carried out at the Western Grassland Reserve. A council spokesperson said that the state government was establishing a 15,000-hectare grassland reserve, outside... Read more

New Interactive Website Launched to Help Manage Widespread Pests in Victoria

A new free and easy to use website has been released today to assist time poor land managers, pest controllers and community groups manage rabbits, gorse and serrated tussock on their land. The Virtual Extension Officer Website (VEO), was developed by the Victorian Gorse Taskforce in collaboration with the Victorian Rabbit Action Network and the... Read more