Serrated tussock management at Barwonleigh farm

This video features Victorian landowners discussing the importance of managing and controlling the invasive grass Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) on a large farm called Barwonleigh, Victoria, Australia.

Serrated tussock is a perennial (living longer than one year) grass that is native to the South American countries of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Peru. It can grow up to 60 centimeters in height and 25 centimeters in diameter around the base of the plant.

Serrated tussock is a highly invasive weed of temperate Australia. It is one of Australia’s worst weeds and was selected as a Weed of National Significance due to its invasiveness, potential for spread and social, economic and environmental impacts.

We would like to acknowledge the following groups, departments and businesses involved in the production of this video:

  • The Lismore Land Protection Group
  • The Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Victorian Local Landcare Facilitator Initiative
  • Valtek Video
  • Duncan and Maxine Campbell at Barwonleigh