Case Study: How a farmer used goats to control blackberry

By Alistair Stevenson, LaTrobe University About a decade ago, the present landholders moved to their current property in the Upper Murray region. Their property was once part of a large sheep operation. When they purchased it, there were masses of blackberry infestations in the forested country...

WHITTLESEA BLACKBERRY CONTROL FIELD DAY

The VBT and the Whittlesea and Surrounds Blackberry Action Group held a successful field day at Eden Park on 6 October. Land managers from Whittlesea and further afield watched a demonstration of a mulcher in operation on the canes of blackberry sprayed last year. While these...

COMMUNITY TAKING ACTION ON BLACKBERRY

COMMUNITY TAKING ACTION - Whittlesea And Surrounds Blackberry Action Group is the latest VBT Video Case Study to be added to the our online video collection. The case study featured here demonstrates the determination of communities and individual landholders to find a way of tackling blackberry to...

COOPERATIVE BOUNDARY MANAGEMENT PILOT PROJECT

Four landholders, who have engaged in the North East Blackberry Action Group (NEBAG) program for several years and adjoin an 80-acre patch of forest at Walwa, are involved in a cooperative public land management pilot program. Read about the project in the latest issue of the...

TACKLING BLACKBERRY – Six Successful & Compelling Case Studies

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) is committed to working with communities and partner agencies to reduce the growth and spread of blackberry in Victoria. The objectives of the Victorian Blackberry Strategy are very clear and identify education, collaboration and innovation as the basis for achieving...

The Wellington Blackberry Taskforce (WBT) is holding a Community field day to explain some of the best approaches to this age-old problem of controlling blackberries. The WBT is a community-led program which works in conjunction with farmers, the Shire Council and  other agencies to create a collaborative approach to weed management, thereby getting a good result on both sides of the  fence. A community field day will be held in  Glenmaggie  on Wednesday 21st February from 10.30 am, including a light lunch. — WELLINGTON BLACKBERRY TASKFORCE: INFORMATION DAY

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES FOR INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT

Corner Inlet Blackberry Action Group and VBT invites you to: Future Opportunities & Challenges for Invasive Species Management Forum. Exploring latest research into: - Blackberry Biocontrol: Dr Robin Adair - Deer Population Growth: Dr Greg Baxter - Good Neighbour Program: Matt Zannini - Roadside Weed Control: Chris Rankin Many landholders have properties bordering...