Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Invitation to participate in the Weed Hygiene Survey

You are invited to participate in a Weed Hygiene Survey that Orima Research are conducting for the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP). You will find the information needed to access the online survey in the ‘How to participate’ section below. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete, depending on your level of interaction with... Read more

Online Education Series Week 2: Case Study Mount Rothwell and Weering

The VSTWP are keen 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, we... Read more

Online Education Series Week 1: Case Study Barwon Leigh

The VSTWP are keen 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, we... Read more

Project updates, COVID-19 and feedback:

As you would know by now, the VSTWP have postponed our Annual Stakeholder Forum until October 2020, to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 Virus. We will provide an update below for our stakeholders, on our recent news, achievements and communications. We also hope you can update us on how we can help you... Read more

Sydenham Park rising from the ashes

In autumn 2019 a controlled burn of 16.5 hectares was undertaken at Sydenham Park in partnership with DELWP, Parks Victoria and Brimbank Council.  The objectives of the burn was to reduce the fuel load and risk of wildfire which allowed us to prepare the site for follow up spraying of Serrated Tussock and Artichoke Thistle. ... Read more

Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grants open now – APPLY BY FRIDAY 13TH MARCH

Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grants open now – APPLY BY FRIDAY 13TH MARCH Landcare Australia’s Bushfire Recovery Grants 2020 will support Landcare and environmental volunteer groups/networks located in bushfire affected areas across Australia. Aim: the Bushfire Recovery Grants 2020 program aim to support the urgent needs of the Landcare community to restore essential wildlife habitat, shelterbelts... Read more

Mt Wallace Project Update

As we watch dust roll over the state, it’s a reminder of how Serrated Tussock got established in the areas east of Mt Wallace and the lesson we must heed. The 1982-83 drought caught a lot of land managers off guard, and many paddocks were turned to dust when they should have been destocked. From... Read more

Update: Atlas of Living Australia: Train the Trainer Workshop

Planning is still underway to deliver Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) Train the Trainer Workshops across Victoria. Applications are still open for interest at several locations at this stage. They will be delivered mid to late 2020, due to a delay in bushfire affected areas. Workshops will be delivered by Peter Brenton, Manager of Applications,... Read more

Competition is the key to managing Tussock

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

Where are we now in the lifecycle of Serrated Tussock?

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