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'Providing support to
local communities to develop solutions tailored to suit their landscape and circumstances can be a powerful catalyst for achieving successful control
of blackberry, lifting agricultural productivity
and protecting significant environmental values.'

Lyn Coulston
Victorian Blackberry Strategy
Revised Edition 2014-2019

 

RESOURCES


MANUALS & TOOLKITS:

Blackberry Control Manual:
Management and control options for blackberry (Rubus spp.) in Australia.


Community Blackberry Action Start-Up Kit (no multimedia)

New 2017 updated edition




Best Practice Blackberry Control:
Options for Blackberry Control - Chemical/ Physical


Tackling Blackberry:
Six Successful & Compelling Case Studies
(no multimedia - view Video Case Studies below)



VBT NEWSLETTERS:


VBT News 07: May 2018
VBT News 06: December 2017

VBT News 05: May 2017

VBT News 04: June 2016

VBT News 03: December 2015

VBT News 02: May 2015

VBT News 01: December 2014


VBT VIDEOS :
VBT Video Case Studies:
BLACKBERRIES AFTER THE FIRE
Northern Yarra Blackberry Action Group - 2017

TAKING CONTROL CATCHES ON
Northern Yarra Blackberry Action Group - 2017

BLACKBERRY CONTROL
Northern Yarra Blackberry Action Group - 2017

COMMUNITIES MANAGING BLACKBERRIES
Barkers Creek Blackberry & Gorse Action Group - 2017

POWER IN NUMBERS
Barkers Creek Blackberry & Gorse Action Group - 2017

NORTH EAST BLACKBERRY ACTION GROUP
North East Blackberry Action Group - 2017

BLACKBERRY MANAGEMENT - MAKING A PLAN
North East Blackberry Action Group - 2017

ASSISTING WITH ACCESS TRACKS
North East Blackberry Action Group - 2017

BLACKBERRY MANAGEMENT - FOLLOW UP
North East Blackberry Action Group - 2017

ASSET BUILDING & CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
North East Blackberry Action Group - 2017

PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE BLACKBERRY CONTROL
Karyn Healy & Wayne McClinchie

MITTA TO MURRAY BLACKBERRY ACTION GROUP
North East CMA Video

VBT Community Service Television Announcements :
Community Service Announcement Television - 08 / 2017
Community Service Announcement Television - 07 / 2017
Community Service Announcement Television - 06 / 2017
Community Service Announcement Television - 05 / 2016
Community Service Announcement Television - 04 / 2016
Community Service Announcement Television - 03 / 2015
Community Service Announcement Television - 02 / 2015
Community Service Announcement Television - 01 / 2015


PUBLICATIONS:

Victorian Blackberry Strategy: Revised Edition 2014 -2019

Progress Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2016-17
Progress Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2015-16

Progress Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2014-15

Progress Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2013-14
Annual Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2012-13
Annual Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2011-12

Annual Report (extended version): VBT 2011-12
Annual Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2009-11

Annual Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2007-08
Annual Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2008-09
Annual Report: Victorian Blackberry Taskforce 2005-07

Australasian Weeds Conference, Melbourne 2012, Landscape Sustainability through Blackberry Management: emerging roles for the community-led approach and the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce?

OECD Social Inclusion Conference, Melbourne 2008, Providing Flexibility in Land Management Policy: the case of the community weed model in Victoria.

The Victorian Blackberry Strategy 2008-2013

Weeds Society Victoria Conference, Geelong 2009, Blackberry Control is More Than Science: Understanding community-engagement in pest management.


EVENTS:

North East Blackberry Action Group - Managing Crown Land Boundaries Forum - 18th August 2016
Presentations:
- Pathogens for Blackberry Biocontrol - Dr Louise Morin
- Blackberry Biocontrol & the Atlas of Living Australia - Greg Lefoe
- Blackberry Biocontrol - Raelene Kwong / Greg Lefoe
- Good Neighbour Program - Stefan Kaiser
- HVP Presentation Neighbours & Boundaries - Andrew Bussau
- Deer In Australia - Dr. Greg Baxter

Future Opportunities & Challenges for Invasive Species Management - Toora 2017:

- Toora Forum: A Selection of Presentations
- Toora event flyer

BLACKBERRY BLITZ: North East Blackberry Action Group Forum & Bus Tour, Thursday 6th November 2014
- Blackberry Blitz flyer
- Blackberry Blitz agenda


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Some frequently asked questions answered


PRESENTATIONS:

A Personal Journey Into Blackberry Control:
Raelene & Russell Bond - PDF Presentation 2015

A Selection of Presentations from:
The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce Roadshows
Boolarra Memorial Hall, Boolarra: 7 February 2014
Mt Best Hall, Toora North: 8 February 2014

 

OTHER COMMUNITY PEST MANAGEMENT GROUPS:
For more information on community-led approaches in pest management, visit the other Victorian Community Pest Management Group websites:
VICTORIAN GORSE TASKFORCE
VICTORIAN SERRATED TUSSOCK WORKING PARTY
VICTORIAN RABBIT ACTION NETWORK

 



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