Monthly Archive: November 2023

VSTWP 22/23 PROGRESS REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) has continued community extension programs in strategic locations across Victoria over the past 12 months, supporting nearly 200 landowners in the Romsey, Beveridge, Kerrie and Hesket regions. Two extension officers were contracted to implement the targeted extension projects, which aimed to increase awareness of serrated tussock and provide... Read more

Good news! Agriculture Victoria update: Eradication of isolated serrated tussock

It is not often we can deliver good news about one of the country’s most invasive plants, serrated tussock, but we recently received an update from Agriculture Victoria that contained some great news for landowners and the community. Agriculture Victoria, a state government agency that sits within the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), have successfully... Read more

Preventing seed storms, act now

Preventing serrated tussock from establishing on your property is the best method of control and is best done in Spring, prior to seeding. The majority of serrated tussock plants will now have seed present, unless already controlled, which should be removed to prevent further spread. The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is asking landholders... Read more
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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). Established weeds and pests are widespread and beyond eradication from Victoria. This includes species such as... Read more