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.

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

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

Morton scans the landscape for tussock

We received an email from one of our members, Alan Morton, with some great photos from his monthly Serrated Tussock inspections. His email and images are below, thanks Alan. It will make a good case study……stay tuned! Just a few hours out here and there but always staying on top of the tussock in paddocks... Read more