Monthly Archive: June 2020

Online Education Series Week 8: How to identify Serrated Tussock

The VSTWP are keen to increase our online engagement during the isolation phase of the COVID-19 virus spread. We hope this will enable the community and our stakeholders to have access to high-quality videos and education resources during the next few months, without leaving their property. As well as providing access to our video series,... Read more

New Serrated Tussock research added to website

The VSTWP were recently contacted by the University Student from Argentina, Andrés García, who have been researching Serrated Tussock in its homeland of Argentina. Andres has had his work published in the Austral Ecoology,Volume45, Issue1 February 2020. The research paper covers the topic of competition intensity and its impact on recruitment of seedlings. It is a... Read more

Managing Serrated Tussock in Winter

Serrated tussock has infested over 250,000 hectares of land in Victoria, and has caused great damage to agriculture and native grasslands. Now is a good time to inspect your property for serrated tussock, due to the increased visibility due to frost bleaching. In frost prone areas, the tussocks are bleached a golden yellow to white... Read more

Tussock seedlings germinating over autumn break

Now is the time to check your property for the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma). Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) Community Engagement Officer, Ivan Carter said recent rains and an early autumn break in some parts of Victoria has been good for crops, but unfortunately, has also been good for the growth of... Read more
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New beta version national weeds management website released

The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions has launched a beta version of Weeds Australia, a new nationally focused weeds’ website providing best practice information on weeds management within Australia. The site was developed with the weeds’ community front of mind and as they continue to make updates throughout 2020, the project team are seeking your... Read more

Online Education Series Week 7: Serrated Tussock Control Environmental Impacts

The VSTWP are keen to increase our online engagement during the isolation phase of the COVID-19 virus spread. We hope this will enable the community and our stakeholders to have access to high-quality videos and education resources during the next few months, without leaving their property. As well as providing access to our video series,... Read more