Serrated tussock management guide assists landowners

The long-awaited update to the previous Serrated Tussock Best Practice Management Guide is available for print, download or mail-out to interested parties, groups or organisations. The original 8 page brochure was a summary of the 128 page management brochure, which featured a DVD and case studies and is the bible for serrated tussock management.

The new brochure update features improved images, updates to the information on serrated tussock distribution and further information relevant to management techniques with proven success. The previous brochure was a national production, through the Weeds of National Significance (WONs) project, whereas the newly updated brochure was funded through the VSTWP and is more relevant to Victoria.

VSTWP Executive Officer Martin Deering said “the updated Best Practice Management Guide is the one stop shop for extension material for serrated tussock management and control. It has information on how to identify serrated tussock, how to control it and when to control it, as well as how to prevent it spreading to your property”.

Serrated tussock is a hardy and aggressive grassy weed which is found throughout temperate regions of Victorian and New South Wales.  Serrated tussock has a devastating impact on the biodiversity of native grasslands and can drastically reduce the carrying capacity of farmland.

The VSTWP have a variety of in-depth brochures and extension material, as well as case studies and technical information on how to best management serrated tussock and prevent reinfestation. The VSTWP work across Victoria and implement extension projects, field days, media and engagement in areas affected by serrated tussock and aim to reduce the impact of this invasive species on agriculture and the environment.

To download a copy of the updated brochure, please visit the VSTWP website: email us at: to order copies to be posted.

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Image 1: The new guide features numerous images to help with identification assistance.