Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party

Our vision is to reduce the impact of serrated tussock on Victoria's economy, environment and communities

Identification of serrated tussock

Serrated tussock is a Weed of National Significance (WONS). It is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts. It can spread rapidly, invading pastures, native grasslands and urban areas, and already covers more than a million hectares across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT. Find out more.

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) began in 1995 in response to the community’s deep concern with the spread of serrated tussock, and a strategy for the control of serrated tussock in Victoria was produced.

Serrated TussockA highly invasive tussock forming grass that is capable of growing in a range of climates and soil types.
Recent updates from Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party
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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 recent autumn 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 tussock. Controlling serrated tussock before the plant goes to seed is critical to prevent further spread, lost productivity and increased control requirements.

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/06/now-is-the-time-to-plan-tussock-control

@followers Surf Coast Shire Council Landcare Victoria Moorabool Landcare Network Invasive Species Council Geelong Landcare Network

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 recent autumn 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 tussock. Controlling serrated tussock before the plant goes to seed is critical to prevent further spread, lost productivity and increased control requirements.

serratedtussock.com/2024/06/now-is-the-time-to-plan-tussock-control

@followers Surf Coast Shire Council Landcare Victoria Moorabool Landcare Network Invasive Species Council Geelong Landcare Network
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Order of Australia medal for Kaye Rodden for her conservation dedication! Well done Kaye!

Kaye 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 for her lifelong dedication and passion for conservation and improved land management across Victoria! The VSTWP would like to take this opportunity to thank you for advocating for improved management of invasive plants and animals, including the menacing serrated tussock!

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/06/oam-for-kaye-rodden

Order of Australia medal for Kaye Rodden for her conservation dedication! Well done Kaye!

Kaye 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 for her lifelong dedication and passion for conservation and improved land management across Victoria! The VSTWP would like to take this opportunity to thank you for advocating for improved management of invasive plants and animals, including the menacing serrated tussock!

serratedtussock.com/2024/06/oam-for-kaye-rodden
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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. 

Grow West Community Planting Day 2024
Bring the family and help us improve the habitat through the landscape. You will be joining other volunteers to help plant 4,000 indigenous seedlings on Wurundjeri Country and make up and install tree guards to protect the seedlings.

Date and time
Sun 21st Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm AEST

#revegetation #weeds #serratedtussock #growwest #melbournewater #conservation

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/06/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.

Grow West Community Planting Day 2024
Bring the family and help us improve the habitat through the landscape. You will be joining other volunteers to help plant 4,000 indigenous seedlings on Wurundjeri Country and make up and install tree guards to protect the seedlings.

Date and time
Sun 21st Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm AEST

#revegetation #weeds #serratedtussock #GrowWest #melbournewater #conservation

serratedtussock.com/2024/06/grow-west-community-planting-day-2024-21-july-2024
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We need to stop the spread of serrated tussock! This video focuses on how to prevent the spread of the invasive grass Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma). It features Roger Macraild and Ivan Carter from the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP), who provide extension services.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yvVtyTO0I&t=4s

Agriculture Victoria Landcare Victoria Invasive Species Council #weeds #invasiveplants

We need to stop the spread of serrated tussock! This video focuses on how to prevent the spread of the invasive grass Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma). It features Roger Macraild and Ivan Carter from the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP), who provide extension services.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yvVtyTO0I&t=4s

Agriculture Victoria Landcare Victoria Invasive Species Council #weeds #invasiveplants
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How do you identify Serrated Tussock? This video focuses on how to identify Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma), Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana) and other similar grasses. 

It features Roger Macraild and Ivan Carter from the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP), who provide extension services.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAjl6rTYW8I&t=278s

#weeds #invasiveplants #farming #landcare #agriculture

How do you identify Serrated Tussock? This video focuses on how to identify Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma), Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana) and other similar grasses.

It features Roger Macraild and Ivan Carter from the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP), who provide extension services.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAjl6rTYW8I&t=278s

#weeds #invasiveplants #farming #landcare #agriculture
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How do you identify Serrated Tussock? This video focuses on how to identify Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma), Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana) and other similar grasses.

It features Roger Macraild and Ivan Carter from the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP), who provide extension services.

@followers West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Leigh Catchment Group Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork Geelong Landcare Network Landcare Victoria

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CASE STUDY: CONTROLLING SERRATED TUSSOCK ON A GREENDALE HOBBY FARM

Simon and his family recently constructed their dream home on a 20-acre plot in the southern region of Greendale, near the Pykes Creek Reservoir. The land, rich with fertile dark loam soils, was ideal for small-scale farming. To protect their property from wind, noise, and the potential invasion of wind-dispersed weeds, Simon strategically revegetated the boundaries.

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/01/case-study-controlling-serrated-tussock-on-a-greendale-hobby-farm-vic

#weeds #invasiveplants #serratedtussock #grasses #farming

CASE STUDY: CONTROLLING SERRATED TUSSOCK ON A GREENDALE HOBBY FARM

Simon and his family recently constructed their dream home on a 20-acre plot in the southern region of Greendale, near the Pykes Creek Reservoir. The land, rich with fertile dark loam soils, was ideal for small-scale farming. To protect their property from wind, noise, and the potential invasion of wind-dispersed weeds, Simon strategically revegetated the boundaries.

serratedtussock.com/2024/01/case-study-controlling-serrated-tussock-on-a-greendale-hobby-farm-vic

#weeds #invasiveplants #serratedtussock #grasses #farming
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Even a few serrated tussock plants can spread quicky across the landscape. These plants were treated last week, which is vital to prevent further seeding. This site will be monitored by the landowner for new seedlings. Good work Geoff! 

Agriculture Victoria Victorian Farmers Federation @landcareaustralia #weeds #tussock #InvasivePlants

Even a few serrated tussock plants can spread quicky across the landscape. These plants were treated last week, which is vital to prevent further seeding. This site will be monitored by the landowner for new seedlings. Good work Geoff!

Agriculture Victoria Victorian Farmers Federation Landcare Australia #weeds #tussock #invasiveplants
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Is there any taskforce available yet

So true as they have 100 of seeds on them

Wouldn't it be wonderful if some of the heavier infestations around Geelong were controlled .

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 sustainable agriculture best practices, as well as facilitate and implement practice change. The grants will improve management of our natural resources and increase sustainable on-farm productivity and resilience to climate change.

serratedtussock.com/2024/05/now-open-climate-smart-agriculture-program-small-grants-round-1

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Check this out! 

Using Drones for Efficient Serrated Tussock Management.

The accompanying image below is a distribution map of serrated tussock in a reserve north west of Melbourne, where green indicates serrated tussock, the red dots indicate the control area and the reflective index values in the top left corner. This work can be applied to hundreds of hectares and utilised for aerial drone treatment or provided to on-ground crews for targeted deployment.

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 plant reflectance to develop appropriate project controls.

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/05/using-drones-for-efficient-serrated-tussock-management

#weeds #InvasivePlants #farming #agriculture #dronestagram

Check this out!

Using Drones for Efficient Serrated Tussock Management.

The accompanying image below is a distribution map of serrated tussock in a reserve north west of Melbourne, where green indicates serrated tussock, the red dots indicate the control area and the reflective index values in the top left corner. This work can be applied to hundreds of hectares and utilised for aerial drone treatment or provided to on-ground crews for targeted deployment.

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 plant reflectance to develop appropriate project controls.

serratedtussock.com/2024/05/using-drones-for-efficient-serrated-tussock-management

#weeds #invasiveplants #farming #agriculture #dronestagram
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How well can it differentiate between serrated and native tussocks?

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