Progress Report 17/18 Now Available

Date Published: Friday, January 4, 2019 - 17:19

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) has expanded its community extension programs in strategic locations across Victoria over the past 12 months, supporting nearly 300 landowners in the Maude, Bullengarook, Toolernvale and Myrniong regions. Three extension officers were contracted to implement the...

Educating at Gordon Community Fair

Date Published: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 14:57

The VSTWP had a terrific time at the Gordon Community Fair on the 11th of November 2018, with many landowners coming to see the live Serrated Tussock plants and learn the finer skills of how to best identify this noxious...

Community Leadership Program Now Open

Date Published: Monday, October 1, 2018 - 10:20
Community Leadership Programs & Scholarships VRCLP are currently calling for applications across Victoria.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 14:49

The VSTWP have developed a Landcare Field Day Assistance Grants program that aims to help groups host a serrated tussock related field day. This program offers Landcare groups/networks the opportunity to...

Best Practice Summary Guide updated 2018

Date Published: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:05

The long awaited update to the 2008 Serrated Tussock Best Practice Management Guide is complete and is availible for print, download or mailout to interested parties, groups or organisations. The original 8 page brochure was a summary of the 128 page management brochure, which featured a DVD and case studies and is the bible for serrated tussock management. 


New Applied Science Research Published

Date Published: Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:34

The results of an applied science study led by Associate ProfessorSingarayer Florentine at Federation University have been published in the Online Journal PLoS ONE. The objective of this study was to identify how the environmental factors of light, temperature, heat, salinity, drought, soil pH, and seed burial influence germination and seedling emergence of two serrated tussock populations. Studies have shown that light and...

Tussock Times Winter 2018 Edition Now Available

Date Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 08:46

The latest edition of the Tussock Times is now available for download. On behalf of the Chair of the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party, we are pleased to provide you with a copy of the 33rd edition of the Tussock Times newsletter.

This edition includes articles on; ...

Social Science Summary Report Now Available

Date Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:52

The Summary of our 6 month long Social Science Project: "Motivating disengaded landowners to control Serrated Tussock" is now available for download. This is a copy of the Summary Report, and is a very useful document for understanding and motivating disengaged "Don't know/Don't care" landowners. The VSTWP will be...

VSTWP educate at Farmers Market

Date Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:48

The VSTWP had a great time at the Ballan Farmers Market on the 10th of June 2018, with many landowners coming to see the live Serrated Tussock plants and learn the finer skills of how to best identify this noxious weed. Ballan is directly in the firing line for infestations of Serrated Tussock, with larger infestations to the east and south of the township.

The VSTWP have been active in the Ballan area, with Extension Officers working...


Date Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 14:42

The not-for-profit Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is funding research into the use of fire to reduce the soil seedbank of the noxious weed Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma). The research titled “Targeting the above and below ground management of serrated tussock at a landscape scale”, is led by A/Prof. Singarayer Florentine of Federation University Australia, and will be delivered over the next 12 months, with...