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As a seedling, serrated tussock is a weak competitor. Maintaining a healthy ground cover of desirable species is the key for long term management and control. Competition should be made an integral part of any control program. Competitive techniques comprise cultivation, pasture establishment and renovation, grazing management, and afforestation. Cultivation on its own is a... Read more
Serrated tussock is a perennial plant, meaning it grows for two years or more. Serrated tussock moves through its lifecycle by germinating, producing seedlings, progressing through active growth, where it flowers then seeds, repeating the cycle. The timing of different stages can vary depending on temperature, rainfall and soil fertility. Source: National Serrated Tussock Best... Read more
Serrated tussock now covers more than 240,000 hectares of land in Victoria. Large infestations require ongoing management and the integration of several control techniques. Each mature serrated tussock plant can produce 100,000 seeds in a season, blowing up to 20 kilometres from the parent plant. Over winter the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) hosted... Read more