Tips For A Successful Blackberry Program

As the blackberry action program is a grass roots program embedded within and run by community, it offers a unique approach to dealing with blackberry. Support to initiate control and/or reinvigorate landholders’ enthusiasm towards ongoing management is the key. Why has this been so successful and...

Non Chemical Control Demonstration Site

The non-chemical demonstration site is located in North East Victoria, near the township of Towong. The property is a certified organic dairy farm. The blackberry demonstration site is irrigated and located on a check bank running north- south and the infestation is approximately 30 cm...

New Blackberry Action Group

We would like to welcome the Sandy Creek Woody Weed Action Group to the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce. The group is located in the Maldon region encompassing Sandy and Tarrangower Creek and their tributaries. The group steering committee is made up of the Sandy Creek Landcare...

Revised Victorian Blackberry Strategy

The revised Victorian Blackberry Strategy (VBS) was released in October and is the road map for blackberry management for the next five years. The VBS has been revised with valuable input from communities involved in partnership projects with the VBT over the last five years and...

Extended Spraying Season in the Upper Murray

The summer spraying season in the Upper Murray has seen great results and has been further enhanced by good autumn rain and the absence of frost. In the last few weeks of the season we have seen contractors  working hard to service their clients,  farmers assessing...

Purple Blotch Disease Update

          Potential Biological Control for Blackberry One of the roles of The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) is to oversee the implementation of the Victorian Blackberry Strategy (VBS). The VBS recognises that blackberry is a complex problem which can't be solved but can be managed by limiting its...

Unmanned Aircraft and Weed Control

Listen to ABC interview with Victorian Blackberry Taskforce members and farmers on the potential of unmanned aircraft being used as a potential tool for controlling blackberry. abc article_unmanned aircraft image - VBT members with unmanned aircraft...

Barkers Creek – Woody Weed Day

The Barkers Creek Landcare Network is hosting a free event. Woody Weed Control Demonstration Day On-site demonstrations of relevant woody weed control techniques Useful information on how to get the best results Demonstration of ECOblade, a machine which cuts and paints Blackberry/Gorse in one action   Drinks and...