VSTWP deliver expert advice at weed networking day
VSTWP Community Representatives Alan Morton and Lachlan McIntrye presented an overview of Serrated Tussock management at the recent Weed Networking Day in Beveridge Recreation Reserve on November 16th 2019. The network event was hosted by three local governments, Mitchell, Hume and Whittlesea Shires, and attracted a strong number of keen landowners across the three local government regions.
The VSTWP setup a stall full of information for landowners, including the latest best practice management brochure and pathways of spread information. Community representative from the VSTWP, Alan Morton said “In my case most of the questions were on how to identify serrated tussock and the specimen we had in the glass box was a large plant in full bloom. The feel of the serrations and feeling the round shape was of value to most asking about identification. The brochures were also popular”.
Lachlan presented an excellent presentation covering the history of the VSTWP and how we assist landowners across the state. The VSTWP also pushed the points that government expects landowners to be responsible for the control of pests and weeds and their support will be where there’s community action on Serrated Tussock.
Around 50 landowners attended the event throughtout the day, which went for most of the day, with many landowners keen to talk to all the experts on offer. Networking is important for landowners and stakeholders alike, particularly to find out the latest technologies and updates on weed management.
Please enjoy some excellent photographs taken below, of our superstar community representatives engaging with the community. A big thank you to Lachlan and Alan for attending this event, on the same day as the Kyneton Agricultural Show, which the VSTWP also attended.