Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

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

Agrifocus proves a great platform for tussock education

The VSTWP were well received at the popular Agrifocus 2023, which is put on by Southern Farming Systems in the tiny town of Stratham VIC. Agrifocus is Southern Farming Systems leading technical event for high rainfall zone farming systems and is attended by landholders from mostly western Victoria.  The VSTWP delivered targeted advice to the... Read more

Upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023: Wednesday 15 November

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bacchus Marsh on Wednesday 15 November 2023. At the AGM the VSTWP will provide an overview of activities over the 2022-2023 year and elect the new committee. Location: State Government Office, 219a Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Victoria Online: Please... Read more

New pest management board to boost collective action

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 today 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 rabbits, blackberries,... Read more

VSTWP develop new strategy: 2023-2028

The VSTWP are pleased to present the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party Strategy 2023-2028. This Strategy outlines how the VSTWP will go about its work to achieve its vision of reducing the impact of serrated tussock on Victoria’s economy, environment, and communities. During the process of developing the new Strategy, the VSTWP took the opportunity... Read 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