Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

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VSTWP train City of Bendigo staff members

VSTWP Community Engagement Officer, Ivan Carter, has trained bushcrew members and rangers from the City of Greater Bendigo in best practice Serrated tussock management. Topics included in the training package were how to best idenfity, treat, prevent the spread and manage Serrated tussock using best practice principles and the latest research. Staff from the City... Read more
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Roadside signage with photograph

Have you seen our new Serrated Tussock signs while driving around? The VSTWP has installed 16 roadside new signs with photographs in isolated areas across Victoria. The new sites have been strategically chosen to target small isolated infestations, that have the potential to spread rapidly if left untreated. They will assist raising awareness of the... Read more
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Progress Report 17/18 now available

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) has expanded its community extension programs in strategic locations across Victoria over the past 12 months, supporting nearly 300 landowners in the Maude, Bullengarook, Toolernvale and Myrniong regions. Three extension officers were contracted to implement the targeted extension projects, which aimed to increase awareness of serrated tussock and... Read more
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Educating at Gordon Community Fair

The VSTWP had a terrific time at the Gordon Community Fair on the 11th of November 2018, with many landowners coming to see the live Serrated Tussock plants and learn the finer skills of how to best identify this noxious weed. Gordon is directly in the firing line for infestations of Serrated Tussock, with larger... Read more

Community leadership program now open

Community Leadership Programs & Scholarships VRCLP are currently calling for applications across Victoria. Ten scholarships are also available, valued at up to $6,240 each, will cover the cost of candidates’ participation in one of the VRCLP’s 10 local regional community leadership programs. Successful applicants will work in or show a genuine interest in biosecurity and... Read more
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Landcare grants available for field days

The VSTWP have developed a Landcare Field Day Assistance Grants program that aims to help groups host a serrated tussock related field day. This program offers Landcare groups/networks the opportunity to receive a one off grant of up to $500 to sponsor the convening of serrated tussock focused field days. The grant is available to any... Read more
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Best Practice summary guide updated 2018

The long awaited update to the 2008 Serrated Tussock Best Practice Management Guide is complete and is available for print, download or mailout to interested parties, groups or organisations. The original 8 page brochure was a summary of the 128 page management brochure, which featured a DVD and case studies and is the bible for... Read more