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Landcare grants available for field days

Date Published: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:14

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 receive a one off grant of up to $500 to sponsor the convening of...

ID brochure available in multiple languages

Date Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 16:32

The VSTWP are happy to announce that the popular Serrated Tussock Identification Brochure is now availiable in six languages other than english. 

The brochure shows landowners how to identify the features of serrated tussock step by step and has many images depicting the identifying features of the plant. Serrated tussock can often by mis-identified and looks...

VSTWP speak at Biodiversity Workshop

Date Published: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 09:58

The VSTWP presented an overview of our history, achievements and challenges at the Aus Eco Solutions Biodiversity Workshop on the 15th of April 2016. The event was well attended by landowners, contractors and experts in the field, and was concluded with some time with the Dingos and a weed-steam demonstration. 

The workshop was an interactive celebration of flora and fauna biodiversity featuring suppliers, strategic partners and guest...

Upcoming Info Session: Serrated Tussock

Date Published: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 09:38

Would you like to know how to recognise and how to manage Serrated Tussock, Chilean Needle Grass and other needle grass weeds? 

The Barrabool Hills Landcare Group is hosting a Regional Information Session on how to best identify and manage these grassy noxious weeds. Serrated Tussock and other needle grasses are some of this region’s most damaging noxious weeds. They increase fire risk, pose a danger to animal health, and severely...

WEED EXPO 2016

Date Published: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:43

WYNDAM CITY COUNCIL WEED EXPO 2016

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VSTWP to attend Ballan Autumn Festival

Date Published: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:37

The VSTWP will have a stall at the ever-popular Ballan Autumn Festival, which has now been going 40 years. We will have our usual array of extension information on how to identifty and best manage serrated tussock, as well as live specimens to assist with identifcation attributes. 

The Ballan Autumn Festival is an annual celebration of our local culture, creativity and community. It’s one of the...

Tussock Times and Upcoming Feb 2016 AGM

Date Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 15:15

The latest edition of the Summer 2016 Tussock Times is availible now for download by...

VSTWP train staff from Phillip Island Parks

Date Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:01

The recent discovery of serrated tussock in the Phillip Island Nature Park prompted swift action by the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) and Phillip Island Nature Park Management. 

Members of the VSTWP were quickly involved in providing training to Environment Rangers from the Nature Parks in serrated tussock identification and best practice management. Located in the former Summerlands estate region, the infestation of...

2014-2015 VSTWP PROGRESS REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

Date Published: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:38

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party 2014 - 2015 Progress Report is now available for download or printing. 

The...

VSTWP attend the Kyneton Agricultural Show

Date Published: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:17

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) had an enjoyable and informative day at the Kyneton Agricultural Show on the 21st of November 2015, with many landowners and managers attending the stall to learn how to identify and manage serrated tussock.

The purpose of the day was to share and highlight the VSTWP’s extensive work on serrated tussock control and management in Victoria and ...