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


The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce supports the control of blackberry in a sustainable manner. What does this mean? When a blackberry management plan is developed, measures should be taken to minimise off-target damage. Blackberries infest many areas including open paddocks, under storey and creek lines.  These require different control

Non Chemical Control Demonstration Site – Observations and third treatment

Observations and third treatment for February 2016 was re-scheduled and completed on the 26th April 2016. 26th of April observations: Irrigated Plots (1 and 2) Regrowth - Approximately 30cm . ( Special note: mulched twice since September 28th 2016.) Irrigated Plots (3,4, 5 and 6) Regrowth - Approximately 15-30 cm. 

FAQ 02

Physical control, how useful is it?   The VBT continues to disseminate information on best practice blackberry control via the Weeds of National Significance Blackberry Control Manual. Physical control is an integral part of this by reducing chemical usage and improving access and can be part of

FAQ 01

The VBT had received enquiries about unsatisfactory results of Glyphosate. We asked people to give us their experiences using this chemical. The comments centred around poor control rates, the need for constant follow up, increased resistance, off target kills and improved conditions for weed invasion.   Bruce

Case Study: How a farmer used goats to control blackberry

By Alistair Stevenson, LaTrobe University About a decade ago, the present landholders moved to their current property in the Upper Murray region. Their property was once part of a large sheep operation. When they purchased it, there were masses of blackberry infestations in the forested country

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