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Information Day – Learn About Effective Blackberry Control Techniques The Yea River Catchment Landcare group in association with the Murrindindi Community Hub is hosting members of the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce who will – • provide some background about the introduction and spread of blackberries in Australia, and • discuss suggested control measures, what other groups are doing to attack […]

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VBT NEWS – EDITION 11 / MAY 2022 The latest edition of the VBT News is now available online. DRONE TECHNOLOGY SET TO TAKE OFF The Victorian Government has an application process in place for a licence to pilot and operate drones for aerial spraying.  The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) believes this is a gamechanger, […]

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VBT BACKS WOODNOOK PROJECT The VBT has thrown its support behind the Woodnook project, coordinated by the Northern Yarra Landcare Network, Northern Yarra Weeds Action Group and the Dixons Creek Landcare Group. The project aims to improve the biodiversity of Dixons Creek, which has become increasingly weedy. This area is known as Manna Gum Riparian Forest and includes at least one […]

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Our Community Partnership Program continues to support community-led action groups across the state to reduce blackberry in their local area. The program funds groups to employ project officers to help drive activities including mapping the location and extent of blackberry infestations and working closely with landholders to help them reduce the weed. •We supported two […]

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WANT TO GET THE LATEST ON BLACKBERRY WEED CONTROL? The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce has a number of upcoming events planned. Head along and get the latest on blackberry management. August 15 – Blackberry Control Demonstration event, Location - Fish Creek, co-hosted with the South Gippsland Landcare Network. September 18 - Invasive Species Forum, Location - [...]
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Chairperson’s Report 2019 and 2020 has been very challenging for our communities with devastating impacts of drought and bushfires in many localities, followed by the Covid19 pandemic. The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce has continued to operate throughout the year to offer support to the many people who sought assistance with blackberry or weed issues.  We have […]

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