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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Good news Wednesday! Here is an update from Agriculture Victoria regarding the eradication of 13 serrated tussock sites across the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment. It is great to see some hard work and perseverance paying off. Read the details below.
@followers @highlight Landcare Victoria Victorian Farmers Federation Melbourne Water
https://serratedtussock.com/2023/11/good-news-agriculture-victoria-update-eradication-of-isolated-serrated-tussock

Good news Wednesday! Here is an update from Agriculture Victoria regarding the eradication of 13 serrated tussock sites across the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment. It is great to see some hard work and perseverance paying off. Read the details below.
@followers @highlight Landcare Victoria Victorian Farmers Federation Melbourne Water
serratedtussock.com/2023/11/good-news-agriculture-victoria-update-eradication-of-isolated-serrate...
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A word from our sister community organisation, the Victorian Gorse Taskforce, who we partner with at field days and events. 

Now is the time to mulch or remove gorse plants to minimise seed set. Gorse seeds are viable for decades!

For more information on how to control your gorse visit the Victorian Gorse Taskforces website:
https://vicgorsetaskforce.com.au/managing-gorse/
And a little logo? Attached.

Centre for Invasive Species Solutions North Central CMA West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Melbourne Water #agriculturelife #agriculture #farming #farmers

A word from our sister community organisation, the Victorian Gorse Taskforce, who we partner with at field days and events.

"Now is the time to mulch or remove gorse plants to minimise seed set. Gorse seeds are viable for decades!"

For more information on how to control your gorse visit the Victorian Gorse Taskforces website:
vicgorsetaskforce.com.au/managing-gorse/
And a little logo? Attached.

Centre for Invasive Species Solutions North Central CMA West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Melbourne Water #agriculturelife #agriculture #farming #farmers
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Seed storms! Now is the time to remove your serrated tussock seeds and seed heads, so they wont spread in the winds to neighbouring properties and beyond. Further details below: 

https://serratedtussock.com/2023/11/preventing-seed-storms-act-now

Agriculture Victoria Melbourne Water Corangamite Catchment Management Authority Glenelg Hopkins CMA @followers North Central CMA Centre for Invasive Species Solutions

Seed storms! Now is the time to remove your serrated tussock seeds and seed heads, so they won't spread in the winds to neighbouring properties and beyond. Further details below:

serratedtussock.com/2023/11/preventing-seed-storms-act-now

Agriculture Victoria Melbourne Water Corangamite Catchment Management Authority Glenelg Hopkins CMA @followers North Central CMA Centre for Invasive Species Solutions
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A new community grants program targeting established weeds and pests will be top priority for a new Victorian advisory board.

Biosecurity Victoria executive director Katherine Clift announced on 12 October the new 10-member Victorian Invasive Pest Advisory Board (VIPA).

Agriculture Victoria North Central CMA Landcare Victoria @highlight 

https://serratedtussock.com/2023/11/collective-pest-action-boost

A new community grants program targeting established weeds and pests will be top priority for a new Victorian advisory board.

Biosecurity Victoria executive director Katherine Clift announced on 12 October the new 10-member Victorian Invasive Pest Advisory Board (VIPA).

Agriculture Victoria North Central CMA Landcare Victoria @highlight

serratedtussock.com/2023/11/collective-pest-action-boost
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The VSTWP were well received at the popular Agrifocus 2023, which is put on by Southern Farming Systems in the tiny town of Stratham VIC.

Agrifocus is Southern Farming Systems leading technical event for high rainfall zone farming systems and is attended by landholders from mostly western Victoria.

https://serratedtussock.com/2023/10/agrifocus-proves-a-great-platform-for-tussock-education

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) Agriculture Victoria

The VSTWP were well received at the popular Agrifocus 2023, which is put on by Southern Farming Systems in the tiny town of Stratham VIC.

Agrifocus is Southern Farming Systems leading technical event for high rainfall zone farming systems and is attended by landholders from mostly western Victoria.

serratedtussock.com/2023/10/agrifocus-proves-a-great-platform-for-tussock-education

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) Agriculture Victoria
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Please avoid using this synthetic webbing to decorate your house for Halloween.

Native birds are nesting at the moment, and many species such as the beautiful White Plumed Honeyeater below will use (real) spiderwebs as a downy padding for their nests. Unsurprisingly, the parent birds cannot tell the difference between real and plastic spiderwebs, and when used for nesting, this material can result in fledgling birds becoming snared in their own nests. You can see the poor little bird in the attached image has a foot that is entirely bound up, and needed to be "cut out" of its nest.

The material can also trap bats, larger birds and insects, generally resulting in a slow, painful death.

Let's do better for all the wonderful wildlife we have! πŸŒΏπŸ¦πŸ¦‰

Pictures and text by: Ryan Christopherson
#wildaware #Halloween #animals #wildlife #nature
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NEWS:  A new community grants program targeting established weeds and pests will be top priority for a new Victorian advisory board. Biosecurity Victoria Executive Director Katherine Clift announced today the new 10-member Victorian Invasive Pest Advisory Board (VIPA).

Established weeds and pests are widespread and beyond eradication from Victoria. This includes species such as rabbits, blackberries, gorse and serrated tussock.

https://serratedtussock.com/2023/10/new-pest-management-board-to-boost-collective-action

https://serratedtussock.com/2023/10/new-pest-management-board-to-boost-collective-action

Agriculture Victoria Melbourne Water North Central CMA Centre for Invasive Species Solutions Moorabool Landcare Network Corangamite Catchment Management Authority East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority

NEWS: A new community grants program targeting established weeds and pests will be top priority for a new Victorian advisory board. Biosecurity Victoria Executive Director Katherine Clift announced today the new 10-member Victorian Invasive Pest Advisory Board (VIPA).

Established weeds and pests are widespread and beyond eradication from Victoria. This includes species such as rabbits, blackberries, gorse and serrated tussock.

serratedtussock.com/2023/10/new-pest-management-board-to-boost-collective-action

serratedtussock.com/2023/10/new-pest-management-board-to-boost-collective-action

Agriculture Victoria Melbourne Water North Central CMA Centre for Invasive Species Solutions Moorabool Landcare Network Corangamite Catchment Management Authority East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
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