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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...

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT FUNDED

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...

Diggers Rest Field Day a Success

Date Published: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:48

The VSTWP hosted a Best Practice Management Serrated Tussock Field Day on Saturday May 5th in Diggers Rest, with 42 people attending throughout the day. 

VSTWP Community Engagement Officer Ivan Carter said "we were very happy with the strong numbers and I am sure that all those in attendance were impressed by the knowledge of the guest speakers and demonstrations". The day featured spraying demonstrations, grazing and pasture...

Tussock Times Autumn 2018 Edition Available

Date Published: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:31
On behalf of the Chair of the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party, we are pleased to...

Tussock Times Summer 2018 Edition Available

Date Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:38

On behalf of the Chair of the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party, we are pleased to provide you with a copy of the 31st edition of the Tussock Times newsletter. 

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YouTube Channel nears 4000 views

Date Published: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 13:50

The VSTWP's YouTube channel is nearing the 4000 views milestone across the 12 online videos uploaded to date. The Youtube channel features twelve videos ranging from how to identify serrated tussock, the VSTWP background and video case studies featuring...

VSTWP Present at Weed Forum

Date Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:34

The VSTWP presented a 25 minute presentation at the Beveridge Weed Control Networking Day, which was held a few weeks ago in Beveridge.

The day featured an excellent selection of guest speakers...