Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

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

Update: Serrated Tussock Control Trial Site Visit: Tuesday the 23rd May 2023

Interested in hearing more about recent herbicide trials targeting Serrated Tussock? Contact Organics are conducting a tour of their trail site near Melton VIC, which has targeted serrated tussock using their organic herbicide ‘Weed Terminators’. The tour will be on Tuesday 23 May 2023, at 11am. Further details are provided below. When: 11am, Tuesday 23rd... Read more

2023 Victorian Landcare and Junior Landcare grants are now open!

2023 Victorian Landcare Grants The 2023 Victorian Landcare grants are now open! Landcare grants of up to $20 000 are available to Landcare and environmental volunteer groups for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment. The grants are open to environmental volunteer groups, including Landcare... Read more