Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

VSTWP wins Community Award at Australian Biosecurity Awards

The VSTWP, along with the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (GTF), Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) and the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN), has won a community award at the Australian Biosecurity Awards in Canberra. Partnering with Agriculture Victoria, the four Community Pest Management Groups joined forces to deliver the Weeds and Rabbits project to improve the way... Read more

VSTWP 21/22 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 350 landowners in the Romsey, Kerrie, Airly and Maffra regions. Two extension officers were contracted to implement the targeted extension projects, which aimed to increase awareness of serrated tussock and provide... Read more

Grow West turns 20: planting day

Grow West is very excited to be celebrating 20 years of community and partner agency led rehabilitation work in the west. What a great achievement that we have revegetated over 2,500 ha of land and planted over 1.4 million indigenous seedlings. We couldn’t have achieved what we have to date without the amazing support of volunteers. We are thrilled... 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

VSTWP develop new serrated tussock identification video

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) have added a new video covering the topic of identification to their YouTube channel, in order to engage and deliver information to land managers on the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) across Victoria. The VSTWP have traditionally provided one on one extension services and print media services... Read more

Community grants and assistance: VSTWP

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 aim 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 deliver... Read more

Next event: Seymour Farming Expo: 31 March to 2 April 2023

The VSTWP will again attend the magnificent Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, which will run across 3 days from 31 March to 2 April 2023. It is the fifth year running for the VSTWP at the farming expo, with plenty of chances to engage with landowners from all over Victoria. Held in the heart of Victoria... Read more

Case Study: West Gippsland gives tussock the boot 2022

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) commenced serrated tussock extension within the Gippsland region in 2019, when it undertook projects throughout Stratford and Briagolong. The project offered education and extension services to landholders, which included information sessions, free property assessments to locate and identify serrated tussock and personalised control advice. These project areas have... Read more

Loving Grasslands: a short documentary series on land stewardship

Loving Grasslands A short documentary series on land stewardship and grassland restoration from Victoria’s Volcanic Plains Come to the Launch On Tuesday 29th November At 6pm for 6.15pm start – 8pm TO REGISTER: Click here Sunbury Global Learning Centre –Conference Room 2 (Light refreshments provided) In 2022, the Sustainable Engagement Team worked with Guerin Group... Read more

Now is the time to treat tussock

Now is the ideal time to check your property for the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma). The recent rains and warm start to spring in some parts of Victoria has been good for pastures and crops, but unfortunately, also good for the growth of serrated tussock. Controlling serrated tussock before the plant goes to... Read more