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

Revised Victorian Blackberry Strategy

The revised Victorian Blackberry Strategy (VBS) was released in October and is the road map for blackberry management for the next five years. The VBS has been revised with valuable input from communities involved in partnership projects with the VBT over the last five years and

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

Purple Blotch Disease Update

          Potential Biological Control for Blackberry One of the roles of The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) is to oversee the implementation of the Victorian Blackberry Strategy (VBS). The VBS recognises that blackberry is a complex problem which can't be solved but can be managed by limiting its

Unmanned Aircraft and Weed Control

Listen to ABC interview with Victorian Blackberry Taskforce members and farmers on the potential of unmanned aircraft being used as a potential tool for controlling blackberry. abc article_unmanned aircraft image - VBT members with unmanned aircraft

Barkers Creek – Woody Weed Day

The Barkers Creek Landcare Network is hosting a free event. Woody Weed Control Demonstration Day On-site demonstrations of relevant woody weed control techniques Useful information on how to get the best results Demonstration of ECOblade, a machine which cuts and paints Blackberry/Gorse in one action   Drinks and

Chair of VBT recognised by Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability

Lyn Coulston, Chair of the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce, efforts have been mentioned to by the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victoria. 'International Women's Day lunch with Sustainability Victoria (tomorrow). Whilst I am giving the keynote I will be talking about all the others who just DO stuff for the environment. What a

Increasing access to Landcare community accounts

One of the most important but least understood parts of a Landcare community meeting is the Treasurer's report, this is often because the financial report is presented as a statement of receipts and payments, accounts for payment and current bank balances. Most people see this

I-weed spraying!

Yamaha Motor Australia is bringing cutting edge unmanned aircraft technology to Australia to combat noxious weeds. Originally developed to dust rust paddies in built up farm areas in Japan's unique rural urban landscape, the RMAX unmanned helicopter is set to draw attention. With a total length of