VBT PROGRESS REPORT 2018

Our 2017-2018 Community Partnerships Program continues to support community-led action groups across the state to reduce blackberry in their local area.   The program funds groups to employ project officers to help drive their activities, which include mapping the location and extent of local blackberry infestations and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Yea and BlackberryYea and Blackberry

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce attended a meeting convened by the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network to explore the role of a community-led approach. Over 50 farmers attended the evening. Michael Reid (DPI -Executive Officer of the Taskforce) gave an overview of government priorities in pest management. Lyn...