BARRIERS TO CONTROLLING BLACKBERRY IN COMMERCIAL CROPPING AREAS
The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) is embarking on a new project to engage landholders in commercial horticultural regions, particularly where commercial Rubus (Raspberry and Blackberry) growers operate.The project will investigate the barriers to controlling European blackberry and provide extension materials to address these issues.
The project has begun in the Wandin-Seville region of Victoria. The VBT’s Engagement Officer has distributed extension material to assist landholders in controlling blackberry effectively and safely.
A key message will be minimising the risk of chemical off-target damage, which is a real possibility in close vicinity to commercial cropping enterprises. The project will also run a series of blackberry control demonstration events.
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