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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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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3 CommentsComment on Facebook

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

@followers Landcare Victoria Geelong Landcare Network Moorabool Landcare Network Seymour Alternative Farming Expo Northern Yarra Landcare Network
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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?

VICTORIAN LANDCARE GRANTS CLOSING DATE: TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2024

The Victorian Government funds the Victorian Landcare Grants to support Landcare and environmental volunteer groups and networks with on-ground works, education and capacity-building projects that protect and restore our land and natural environment. This includes works for the treatment and management of serrated tussock!

#weeds #agriculture #farming #landcare #invasiveplants 

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/04/victorian-landcare-grants-closing-date-tuesday-30-april-2024

VICTORIAN LANDCARE GRANTS CLOSING DATE: TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2024

The Victorian Government funds the Victorian Landcare Grants to support Landcare and environmental volunteer groups and networks with on-ground works, education and capacity-building projects that protect and restore our land and natural environment. This includes works for the treatment and management of serrated tussock!

#weeds #agriculture #farming #landcare #invasiveplants

serratedtussock.com/2024/04/victorian-landcare-grants-closing-date-tuesday-30-april-2024
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More support for communities to tackle pest and weeds. Read all about it below! 

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/04/more-support-for-communities-to-tackle-pests

Agriculture Victoria Landcare Victoria Moorabool Landcare Network Geelong Landcare Network @followers

More support for communities to tackle pest and weeds. Read all about it below!

serratedtussock.com/2024/04/more-support-for-communities-to-tackle-pests

Agriculture Victoria Landcare Victoria Moorabool Landcare Network Geelong Landcare Network @followers
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Chairperson of the VSTWP, Lance Jennison, doing what he does best, engagement with our Tasmanian neighbours, who are battling Serrated Tussock.

Chairperson of the VSTWP, Lance Jennison, doing what he does best, engagement with our Tasmanian neighbours, who are battling Serrated Tussock. ... See MoreSee Less

Doing what we do best! Talking Tussock and its impacts across Victoria, at the @seymour_exp

Doing what we do best! Talking Tussock and it's impacts across Victoria, at the @seymour_exp ... See MoreSee Less

All is well at the @seymour_expo! Come and see us, and receive a free native Poa grass, and the latest Serrated tussock management options!

All is well at the Seymour Expo! Come and see us, and receive a free native Poa grass, and the latest Serrated tussock management options! ... See MoreSee Less

Come and see us today at the wonderful Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, and get the latest information on management and control options and a free native Poa grass.

#farming #seymour Seymour FM 103.9 Agriculture Victoria North Central CMA

Come and see us today at the wonderful Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, and get the latest information on management and control options and a free native Poa grass.

#farming #seymour Seymour FM 103.9 Agriculture Victoria North Central CMA
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