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 were dry canes the use of the mulcher on green blackberry would be cost effective in large infestations by reducing the biomass and the amount of herbicide needed the following year on the regrowth. Read more about the field day and other stories in the latest VBT News – a recent addition to our Resources page.