blackberry regrowth after bushfire

CONTROLLING BLACKBERRY POST-FIRE

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) acknowledges the severe impacts the fires have had on communities and the environment, not only in Victoria but nationally. Landholders are now dealing with the effects of fire on their properties. They are assessing the present and future impacts on

GOATS OFFER AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IN BLACKBERRY CONTROL

Grazing goats can provide landholders with an effective alternative tool in controlling blackberry and other woody weeds. Using goats to control blackberry can be a stand-alone measure or an important step in an integrated control program.  Goat grazing offers landholders a chemical free option and can

NON-CHEMICAL OPTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE BLACKBERRY CONTROL

Looking for some options to tackle blackberry? If you don’t want to use chemicals, or would simply like to reduce their usage, investigate these alternative suggestions.Persistence is the key, especially when using non-chemical options only. Regular slashing, mulching and hoeing during the blackberry’s active growing season

PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Long term planning is the key to successful blackberry control.What is my problem? What are my options? What is my strategy?Before you start, you need to assess your property by mapping your blackberry infestations and assessing the percentage of blackberry cover.  The Visual Assessment of Density Sheet – supplied in

TACKLING BLACKBERRY 3 – CASE STUDY: THE EDEN PARK PROJECT

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce has just published the third in a series of Case Studies publications and accompanying videos. The Case Studies featured demonstrate the determination of communities and individual landholders, in a range of circumstances, to find a way of tackling blackberry to reclaim

Demonstrating Effective Blackberry Control Techniques

There are many ways to control blackberry, depending on your situation. The information below from a recently held event covers a range of control options including, chemical, pine oil and physical control. The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce and the Hepburn Shire Council hosted a successful event - ‘Demonstrating