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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

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VBT NEWS: May 2020

The latest edition of the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce's newsletter has recently been published. Read the latest updates on blackberry management. A pdf copy of the May 2020 VBT News can be viewed by clicking on the image or text links below. Some of our top stories

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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

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WEED CONTROL USING GOATS

'Successful pasture management requires an understanding of the grazing component. Using goats to control weeds can assist traditional control methods in providing efficient, sustainable pasture management when conducted according to best practice.' Weed Control Using GoatsA guide to using goats for weed control in pastures. Published by

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

PROJECT OFFICER POSITION VACANCY – WABBIT ACTION GROUP SILVAN

The project officer for the Wabbit Action Group - Silvan performs a key role in the delivery of their community-led blackberry program. The Wabbit Action Group - Silvan is managing a Victorian Blackberry Taskforce extension project for landholders effected by the pest plant blackberry, in order

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

VBT News – September 2019

The September edition of the VBT News has just been published. Get the latest news from the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce. MOOBAG - building long-lasting partnerships The Moorabool Blackberry Action Group will expand their engagement with landholders during the third year of the VBT’s Community Partnership Program.

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