Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Community Grants for Serrated Tussock 2022: Now Open

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... Read more

Drones get onto tussock in the Western Grasslands Reserve

This article was published in the Wyndham Starweekly and can be read by clicking here. (Supplied/Wyndham City Facebook). Wyndham council is using drones to spray weeds in rough terrain under a trail being carried out at the Western Grassland Reserve. A council spokesperson said that the state government was establishing a 15,000-hectare grassland reserve, outside... Read more

New Interactive Website Launched to Help Manage Widespread Pests in Victoria

A new free and easy to use website has been released today to assist time poor land managers, pest controllers and community groups manage rabbits, gorse and serrated tussock on their land. The Virtual Extension Officer Website (VEO), was developed by the Victorian Gorse Taskforce in collaboration with the Victorian Rabbit Action Network and the... Read more

VSTWP SEEKS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES TO STOP SPREAD OF TUSSOCK

Would you like to be a valued Community Representative on the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) Committee, and be remunerated for your time? The VSTWP are a state-wide community organisation that have historically focused efforts on containing the core infestation of the noxious weed Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma) to the north and west of... Read more
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Zero Emissions Farming Towards 2050: PPWCMA Event

Wednesday 17 November 2021 Face to face and live-streamed event What are the emerging industry innovations (beef, lamb, wine, vegetables, trees and water)? What are the opportunities for Mornington Peninsula farmers? Whilst agriculture is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions, farms also have significant potential to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere in... Read more

Computer Vision Weeds ID App: Weed images needed

We’re reaching out to you as a very exciting “Computer Vision Weeds ID App and WeedScan Community Management and Communication System” project is underway. More information on the project can be found here: https://invasives.com.au/research/computer-vision-weeds-id-app-and-weedscan-community-management-and-communication-system/ One of the project leads Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS – https://invasives.com.au/) is looking for good quality weed photos for the development of... Read more

Tackling Weeds And Pests On Victorian Roadsides

We really enjoyed this article, courtesy of the Mirage News site. The Victorian Government is continuing its support for regional and rural councils to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals across the state. Acting Minister for Local Government Mary-Anne Thomas today announced a further $11.5 million in funding over the next four years... Read more

Smart Farms Small Grants: Soil Extension Activities, is now open with applications closing on 12 October 2021. 

The final grant round of the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants: Soil Extension Activities, is now open with applications closing on 12 October 2021.  Grants are available for between $100,000 to $250,000 per activity and are available to fund projects that help improve the protection, resilience and productive capacity of our soils. Applicants... Read more

Landcare groups receive $13M in facilitator funding

Landcare Victoria Inc. welcomes the Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio’s announcement that the Victorian Government will provide funding of $13 million to help support 80 part time landcare facilitators over the next three years under the State’s Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program. Eighty facilitators support around 650 Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks across the... Read more

Further tussock money for research sites

The NSW Department of Primary Industries will receive $930,355 of Federal Government funding for two projects to boost the management of established weeds. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the projects would help farmers safeguard agricultural production against established weeds, help protect the environment and conserve natural resources. “Effective weed management starts with stopping weeds... Read more