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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Jacob Pearce has been in a decade-long battle with weeds, some of which pose a biosecurity risk. 

He now has the upper hand on his 260-acre property west of Melbourne. To share what hes learnt he joined us for this episode of Biosecurity Basics. 

Listen via the AgVic website:  https://go.vic.gov.au/3LbOCyd 

RSPCA Victoria  Landcare Victoria @followers Agriculture Victoria Melbourne Water Geelong Landcare Network Leigh Catchment Group Moorabool Landcare Network #weeds #agriculture #invasivespecies 

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/07/agriculture-victoria-podcast-winning-the-battle-with-weeds-with-jacob-pearce

Jacob Pearce has been in a decade-long battle with weeds, some of which pose a biosecurity risk.

He now has the upper hand on his 260-acre property west of Melbourne. To share what he's learnt he joined us for this episode of Biosecurity Basics.

Listen via the AgVic website: go.vic.gov.au/3LbOCyd

RSPCA Victoria Landcare Victoria @followers Agriculture Victoria Melbourne Water Geelong Landcare Network Leigh Catchment Group Moorabool Landcare Network #weeds #agriculture #invasivespecies

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Grow West Community Planting Day: SUN 21 JULY 2024> DARLEY

The Grow West planting day is now only 2 weeks away. Thanks to those who have already registered (look for the information pack below). For those that haven’t registered, come and join them and help improve the habitat on Wurundjeri Country at Telford Park, Darley. It is also a great way to suppress and prevent the spread of Serrated Tussock. 

They will be planting 4,000 seedlings. The planting day will run from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm on Sunday 21st July. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Details below.

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/07/grow-west-community-planting-day-sun-21st-jul-2024-darley

Grow West Community Planting Day: SUN 21 JULY 2024> DARLEY

The Grow West planting day is now only 2 weeks away. Thanks to those who have already registered (look for the information pack below). For those that haven’t registered, come and join them and help improve the habitat on Wurundjeri Country at Telford Park, Darley. It is also a great way to suppress and prevent the spread of Serrated Tussock.

They will be planting 4,000 seedlings. The planting day will run from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm on Sunday 21st July. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Details below.

serratedtussock.com/2024/07/grow-west-community-planting-day-sun-21st-jul-2024-darley
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The VSTWP are excited to see funding for invasive plants on roadsides across Victoria, with the State Government funding 45 councils to treat declared noxious weeds and pests. The State Government is supporting rural and regional councils to reduce roadside weeds and prepare for the upcoming fire season, including serrated tussock.

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/07/roadside-weeds-and-pests-funding-announced

@followers Agriculture Victoria Invasive Species Council Geelong Landcare Network Landcare Victoria #weeds #farming #agriculture #invasiveplants

The VSTWP are excited to see funding for invasive plants on roadsides across Victoria, with the State Government funding 45 councils to treat declared noxious weeds and pests. The State Government is supporting rural and regional councils to reduce roadside weeds and prepare for the upcoming fire season, including serrated tussock.

serratedtussock.com/2024/07/roadside-weeds-and-pests-funding-announced

@followers Agriculture Victoria Invasive Species Council Geelong Landcare Network Landcare Victoria #weeds #farming #agriculture #invasiveplants
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I hope Little River is being treated.

Efforts to support long-term management of rabbits, blackberries, serrated tussock and gorse across Victoria have been bolstered with support from the Allan Labor Government to four community pest management groups.

Minister for Agriculture Ros Spence has announced five Partnerships Against Pests grants to support projects totalling $250,000 across four Groups to tackle pests and weeds infesting the Victorian landscapes and waterways.

The four community pest management groups that received funding are the Victorian Rabbit Action Network, Victorian Blackberry Taskforce, Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party and Victorian Gorse Taskforce.

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/07/partnering-with-community-to-manage-pests-and-weeds

#weeds #invasiveplants #farming #agriculture #victorianfarming #tussock @victorian_gorse_taskforce  @victorian_blackberry_taskforce @biosecurityvic

Efforts to support long-term management of rabbits, blackberries, serrated tussock and gorse across Victoria have been bolstered with support from the Allan Labor Government to four community pest management groups.

Minister for Agriculture Ros Spence has announced five Partnerships Against Pests grants to support projects totalling $250,000 across four Groups to tackle pests and weeds infesting the Victorian landscapes and waterways.

The four community pest management groups that received funding are the Victorian Rabbit Action Network, Victorian Blackberry Taskforce, Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party and Victorian Gorse Taskforce.

serratedtussock.com/2024/07/partnering-with-community-to-manage-pests-and-weeds

#Weeds #invasiveplants #farming #agriculture #Victorianfarming #tussock @victorian_gorse_taskforce @victorian_blackberry_taskforce @biosecurityvic
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Have you ever been to Maude area Vic and had a look at it how much tussock is about also gorse and boxthorn it's getting worse a few years back property owner was find in but nothing has to been done a BBC d it's in now out of of control

There are some massive challenges and significant infestations of serrated tussock in the Western Grasslands Reserve. The Age recently highlighted some of the issues and solutions, which will involve the need to tackle serrated tussock across the grassland reserves. 

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/measures-meant-to-protect-our-last-grasslands-are-seeing-them-trashed-20240621-p5jnod.html

Invasive Species Council #weeds #grasslands #nativeplants #InvasiveSpecies

There are some massive challenges and significant infestations of serrated tussock in the Western Grasslands Reserve. The Age recently highlighted some of the issues and solutions, which will involve the need to tackle serrated tussock across the grassland reserves.

www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/measures-meant-to-protect-our-last-grasslands-are-seeing-them...

Invasive Species Council #Weeds #grasslands #nativeplants #invasivespecies
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Hopefully highlighting the issue will help get some action 🤞

There is a great need to deal with serrated tussock and other weeds in these precious remnant grasslands.

Efforts to support long-term management of rabbits, blackberries, serrated tussock and gorse across Victoria have been bolstered with support from the Allan Labor Government to four community pest management groups.

Minister for Agriculture Ros Spence has announced five Partnerships Against Pests grants to support projects totalling $250,000 across four Groups to tackle pests and weeds infesting the Victorian landscapes and waterways.

The four community pest management groups that received funding are the Victorian Rabbit Action Network, Victorian Blackberry Taskforce, Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party and Victorian Gorse Taskforce.

https://serratedtussock.com/2024/07/partnering-with-community-to-manage-pests-and-weeds

#weeds #invasiveplants #farming #agriculture #victorianfarming #tussock @followers Landcare Victoria Victorian Farmers Federation Moorabool Landcare Network Agriculture Victoria

Efforts to support long-term management of rabbits, blackberries, serrated tussock and gorse across Victoria have been bolstered with support from the Allan Labor Government to four community pest management groups.

Minister for Agriculture Ros Spence has announced five Partnerships Against Pests grants to support projects totalling $250,000 across four Groups to tackle pests and weeds infesting the Victorian landscapes and waterways.

The four community pest management groups that received funding are the Victorian Rabbit Action Network, Victorian Blackberry Taskforce, Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party and Victorian Gorse Taskforce.

serratedtussock.com/2024/07/partnering-with-community-to-manage-pests-and-weeds

#Weeds #invasiveplants #farming #agriculture #Victorianfarming #tussock @followers Landcare Victoria Victorian Farmers Federation Moorabool Landcare Network Agriculture Victoria
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How about some free poison to people who manage it? I was out spraying today

So a few get a big slice of the pie chew up the dollars and the rest of us just keep paying and doing g the right thing.

Have you tried our Virtual Extension Officer? Give it a go today, it is pretty clever and inventive. 

https://virtualextensionofficer.com.au/

@followers Landcare Victoria Victoria  Moorabool Landcare Network  @Geelong Landcare Network  #weeds #farming #agriculture

Have you tried our Virtual Extension Officer? Give it a go today, it is pretty clever and inventive.

virtualextensionofficer.com.au/

@followers Landcare Victoria Victoria Moorabool Landcare Network @Geelong Landcare Network #Weeds #farming #agriculture
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Have you tried our Virtual Extension Officer? Give it a go today, it is pretty clever and inventive. 

https://virtualextensionofficer.com.au/

@followers Landcare Victoria  Moorabool Landcare Network Geelong Landcare Network Invasive Species Council Leigh Catchment Group

Have you tried our Virtual Extension Officer? Give it a go today, it is pretty clever and inventive.

virtualextensionofficer.com.au/

@followers Landcare Victoria Moorabool Landcare Network Geelong Landcare Network Invasive Species Council Leigh Catchment Group
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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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