Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Find out all the latest news concerning the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party including upcoming meetings, workshops and more.

Using drones for efficient Serrated Tussock management

Using Drones for Efficient Serrated Tussock Management- by Danny Pettingill & Naomi Austin 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... Read more

Now Open: Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Small Grants Round 1

Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Small Grants Round 1. 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... Read more


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! In 2024 a total of $3.55 million is available for project... Read more

More Support For Communities To Tackle Pests

The Allan Labor Government is empowering local community groups to help protect their farms, local environment and the community from the threat of weeds and pests. Minister for Agriculture Ros Spence today awarded grants totaling $500,000 to 16 Victorian organisations as part of the Partnership Against Pests Program – which delivers industry and community-led actions... Read more

Online Education Series: Serrated Tussock Herbicide Resistance

The VSTWP are keen to increase our online engagement over the Autumn period. We hope this will enable the community and our stakeholders to have access to high-quality videos and education resources during the next few months and beyond. As well as providing access to our video series, we are also keen to provide free... Read more

Grow Choice updates VSTWP and community on Fluproponate production

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) recently completed their quarterly meeting in Bacchus Marsh in late March 2024 and hosted guest speaker Robert Fagan, owner of agricultural chemical company Grow Choice. Robert gave an insightful presentation on his experience in returning the selective herbicide, Fluproponate, to the market and the challenges he has faced... Read more

Grant Opportunity: Climate-Smart Agriculture Program

The Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) is the Australian Government’s key investment platform for achieving its natural resource management, sustainable agriculture and environmental protection outcomes. Through the NHT the Australian Government has established the $302.1 million Climate-Smart Agriculture Program over five years from 2023-24. This program will drive agricultural sustainability, productivity, and competitiveness. It supports the following program... Read more

Welcome Dr Ali Bajwa to the VSTWP Committee

The VSTWP are excited to announce the news that Dr Ali Bajwa has joined the VSTWP Committee for the next two years, as a committee member and community representative. Dr Ali Bajwa is a Senior Academic at La Trobe University in Melbourne where he is engaged in weed science and agronomy teaching, research, outreach and... Read more

Case Study: Controlling Serrated Tussock on a Greendale hobby Farm, VIC

Written by Ivan Carter, VSTWP Extension Officer, 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... Read more

New video highlights mental tussock toll

The VSTWP have recently published two new valuable videos on their YouTube channel, in order to engage and deliver information to land managers on the impacts of the noxious weed serrated tussock. The videos focus on the mental and emotional toll of managing invasive species, such as serrated tussock, and how all landowners need to... Read more