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.

Agriculture Victoria Podcast: Winning the battle with weeds with Jacob Pearce

We are a massive fan of Landcare champion Jacob Pearce, and what he has achieved in the Rowsley Valley regarding his battle with serrated tussock. He has set a great standard and a deep understanding of what causes serrated tussock to spread across the landscape and how to prevent the devastation this invasive grass can... Read more

Grow West Community Planting Day: Sun 21st Jul 2024 Darley

We are very excited that this year’s planting day is now only 2 weeks away. Thanks to those who have already registered (look for the information pack below). For those that haven’t registered, come and join us and help improve habitat on Wurundjeri Country at Telford Park, Darley. We will be planting 4,000 seedlings. The... Read more

Roadside Weeds and Pests funding announced

The VSTWP are excited to see funding for invasive plants on roadsides across Victoria, with the State Government funding 45 councils to treat declared noxious weeds and pests. The State Government is supporting rural and regional councils to reduce roadside weeds and prepare for the upcoming fire season, including serrated tussock. This year, 45 councils... Read more

Partnering With Community To Manage Pests And Weeds

Efforts to support long-term management of rabbits, blackberries, serrated tussock and gorse across Victoria have been bolstered with support from the Allan Labor Government to four community pest management groups. Minister for Agriculture Ros Spence has announced five Partnerships Against Pests grants to support projects totalling $250,000 across four Groups to tackle pests and weeds... Read more

Try our Virtual Extension Officer

The Virtual Extension Officer explores different ways to control three of Victoria’s most invasive species, gorse, serrated tussock and rabbits. The virtual landscape has been developed so you can access information anytime and customise the information to suit your situation.  Share this tool with your neighbours and encourage them to make a plan to start... Read more

Now is the time to plan tussock control

Now is the optimal time to check your property for the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) and prepare a management plan prior to seeding in spring. The autumn recent rains and mild summer in some parts of Victoria have been good for pastures and crops, but unfortunately, also good for the growth of serrated... Read more

Order of Australia (OAM) for weed warrior Kaye Rodden

Kaye Rodden is the latest recipient of the King’s Birthday Honours’ Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her conservation service. Kaye was involved in a previous VSTWP Extension Project to west of Geelong in 2017-2018, and was very encouraging of the battle with serrated tussock and other invasive plants. Well done to Kaye... Read more

Grow West Community Planting Day 2024: 21 July 2024

Our friends and project partners at GrowWest are having their 2024 Community Planting Day on 21 July 2024, from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Revegetation is a great way to prevent the further spread of wind-blown serrated tussock. Check out the details below.  Bring the family and help us improve the habitat through the landscape. You will be... Read more

Using drones for efficient Serrated Tussock management

Using Drones for Efficient Serrated Tussock Management- by Danny Pettingill & Naomi Austin Drones are developing at a fast rate, and the use of these tools in environmental and ecological survey and management is increasing. Central Victorian business Firetail Environments has developed techniques that provide advanced methods in weed detection using high resolution mapping and... Read more

Now Open: Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Small Grants Round 1

Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Small Grants Round 1. The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an Open competitive process to apply to deliver projects under the Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Small Grants Round 1. Small Grants are for small-scale projects at the grassroots and community level that will support farmers and land holders to adopt... Read more