Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

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

VSTWP SEEKS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES TO STOP SPREAD OF TUSSOCK

Would you like to be a valued Community Representative on the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) Committee, and be remunerated for your time? The VSTWP are a state-wide community organisation that have historically focused efforts on containing the core infestation of the noxious weed Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma) to the north and west of... Read more
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Zero Emissions Farming Towards 2050: PPWCMA Event

Wednesday 17 November 2021 Face to face and live-streamed event What are the emerging industry innovations (beef, lamb, wine, vegetables, trees and water)? What are the opportunities for Mornington Peninsula farmers? Whilst agriculture is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions, farms also have significant potential to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere in... Read more

Computer Vision Weeds ID App: Weed images needed

We’re reaching out to you as a very exciting “Computer Vision Weeds ID App and WeedScan Community Management and Communication System” project is underway. More information on the project can be found here: https://invasives.com.au/research/computer-vision-weeds-id-app-and-weedscan-community-management-and-communication-system/ One of the project leads Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS – https://invasives.com.au/) is looking for good quality weed photos for the development of... Read more

Tackling Weeds And Pests On Victorian Roadsides

We really enjoyed this article, courtesy of the Mirage News site. The Victorian Government is continuing its support for regional and rural councils to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals across the state. Acting Minister for Local Government Mary-Anne Thomas today announced a further $11.5 million in funding over the next four years... Read more