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.

Now is the time to control tussock before seeding

Preventing serrated tussock from establishing on your property is the best method of control and is best done in Spring prior to seeding. The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is asking landholders with seeding serrated tussock to make reasonable efforts to reduce seed spread to neighbouring areas, as serrated tussock seeds late spring. As serrated... Read more

Threatened Species Day Highlights Weed Menace: Indigo Shire Council

Indigo Shire is marking national Threatened Species Day (7 September) by raising awareness about the importance of protecting our vulnerable flora and fauna. While the focus often lies on endangered species, Council is highlighting the menace posed by Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma), a noxious weed that poses a significant risk to the Shire’s precious native... Read more

VSTWP education and engage at Sheepvention

The VSTWP partnered with the Gorse Task Force at the popular Hamilton Sheepvention in early August 2023 and delivered targeted advice to the attendees over the two days. The event was well attended, with landowners and managers having a chance to see serrated tussock specimens and learning how to best manage serrated tussock infestations. The... Read more

Reducing the spread of Serrated Tussock: A few tips

Preventing serrated tussock from establishing on your property is the best method of control. Land holders with seeding serrated tussock should also make reasonable efforts to reduce seed spread to neighbouring areas. As serrated tussock is readily spread by wind across paddock boundaries and to a lesser extent, spread by vehicles, machinery, stock, people and... Read more

Funding boost to help protect state from pests and weeds

Agriculture Victoria is supporting six community groups in the fight against pests and weeds of greatest concern to their localised areas including ragwort and wheel cactus. Biosecurity Victoria Executive Director Katherine Clift today announced $190,000 in grants for the Partnership Against Pests pilot program to help protect Victoria’s $17.5 billion agriculture industry from biosecurity threats.... Read more

Grow West 20th Anniversary Community Planting Day

Our friends and project partners at Grow West, have a great upcoming event for their 20th Anniversary Community Planting Day. The planting day is on Sunday 16 July 2023 at 9.30am, at the Ballan Wastewater Treatment Plant opposite 478 Ingliston Road Ingliston, VIC. See details below: Bring the family and help us improve habitat linking... Read more

A Few Steps Closer: Biocontrol research update

The VSTWP have contributed funding towards an interesting research project in New Zealand, that is exploring biological control options for serrated tussock. The international serrated tussock biocontrol project is led by New Zealand, with the VSTWP contributing funds to this important project, along with Agriculture Victoria and various New Zealand funding bodies. Please find the... Read more

Surveillance is the key to be tussock free: Romsey, Victoria.

Written by Ivan Carter, VSTWP Extension Officer, Joy Smith has been a landowner in the Romsey region for many decades and has a farm of nearly 100 acres in the fertile hills. She has cattle and sheep, and also has a few paddocks for hay and lucerne. The property is adjacent a public reserve, which... Read more

Community Grants: $5000

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is providing community groups and organisations with the opportunity to apply for grants to manage serrated tussock. The grants aims to support community groups and organisations build their capacity to achieve long term voluntary management of serrated tussock. Grants of up to $5,000 (GST excluded) are available to... Read more

Request for quote: Serrated Tussock Extension Officer South West Victoria

Barunah Plains, South West Coast VIC Agronomy & Farm Services (Farming, Animals & Conservation) Contract/Temp About the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is an incorporated association led by voluntary community members. The VSTWP aims to reduce the impact of serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) on Victoria’s economy, environment and... Read more