Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Find out all the latest news concerning the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party including upcoming meetings, workshops and more.

Biological control webinar – a powerful weed management tool explained

Want to know more about biological control and get a hands on, positive community perspective, then this is the workshop for you! The Weeds Society of Victoria are hosting a webinar on biocontrol on 6 October 2020 Topic:                    Biological control – a powerful weed management tool explained Presenters:         Dr Raelene Kwong and Greg Lefoe, Senior Research... Read more

Pentland Hills biolinks project video launched

We received an excellent video from the Pentland Hills Landcare Group, who have battled Serrated Tussock for decades and have been a major player across the region. The videos describe the Myrniong and Korkuperrium creeks Biolink project 10 years after its commencement. These videos can be found on You tube either through the links: https://youtu.be/-DRZkY1j7wU... Read more

New Cost:Benefit Case Studies added to website

Four new “Cost:Benefit” case studies are now available on the VSTWP website! The VSTWP commissioned the four case studies to ascertain the costs and returns of controlling serrated tussock for four different landowner types. The case studies were completed and researched by agricultural consultants at RMCG. The four case studies focussed on the following landowner... Read more

INVASIVE SPECIES MAPPING TRAINING: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The much anticipated Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and BioCollect training will now be delivered via free webinars. When:                  Mid August to September 2020 Format:               Four on-line webinars, with several options to attend all modules Facilitators:        Peter Brenton and Matilda Stevenson from the CSIRO. The training is being provided in an interactive train-the-trainer format and... Read more

Atlas of Living Australia Training: Now Open

The much anticipated Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and BioCollect training will now be delivered via free webinars. When:                  August and September 2020 Format:                Four on-line webinars. There will be several options to attend all modules Facilitators:        Peter Brenton and Matilda Stevenson from the CSIRO. The training is being provided in an interactive train-the-trainer... Read more

Weed Hygiene Survey Results

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party recently engaged ORIMA Research to conduct a Weed Hygiene Survey in April 2020, which received responses from 41 interested parties. The survey highlighted the complex collaborative networks involved in weed management, indicating strong working relationships between most established entities. Relationships with Commonwealth/State government agencies and private individuals were seen... Read more

Online Education Series Week 9: Who is the VSTWP

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

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