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...

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM 2015/16

Supporting community efforts to control blackberry is a priority for the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce. Our Community Partnerships Program supports community-led action groups across the state to reduce blackberry in their local area. It funds groups to employ project officers to help drive their activities, which include mapping the...

CONTROLLING BLACKBERRY RESPONSIBLY

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce supports the control of blackberry in a sustainable manner. What does this mean? When a blackberry management plan is developed, measures should be taken to minimise off-target damage. Blackberries infest many areas including open paddocks, under storey and creek lines.  These require different control...

Non Chemical Control Demonstration Site – Observations and third treatment

Observations and third treatment for February 2016 was re-scheduled and completed on the 26th April 2016. 26th of April observations: Irrigated Plots (1 and 2) Regrowth - Approximately 30cm . ( Special note: mulched twice since September 28th 2016.) Irrigated Plots (3,4, 5 and 6) Regrowth - Approximately 15-30 cm. ...

FAQ 02

Physical control, how useful is it?   The VBT continues to disseminate information on best practice blackberry control via the Weeds of National Significance Blackberry Control Manual. Physical control is an integral part of this by reducing chemical usage and improving access and can be part of...

FAQ 01

The VBT had received enquiries about unsatisfactory results of Glyphosate. We asked people to give us their experiences using this chemical. The comments centred around poor control rates, the need for constant follow up, increased resistance, off target kills and improved conditions for weed invasion.   Bruce...