Controlling blackberry is a long-term project and generally cannot be achieved by one-off strategies, particularly for larger infestations.
Managing blackberry is long-term and generally cannot be achieved by one-off strategies, particularly for larger infestations. The three main management options available for blackberry include physical control, biological control and herbicides.
A control program should be well planned to consider all the available management options and to ensure they are appropriately integrated for maximum control.
Information on a new non-chemical demonstration site, located in North East Victoria, near the township of Towong can be found here.
For further detailed information on each of the control practices, please refer to the BLACKBERRY CONTROL MANUAL – management and control options for blackberry ‘Rubus spp.’
Herbicides are highly effective tools for controlling blackberry, and their use is the most reliable method for achieving local eradication.
Victorian Blackberry Taskforce PO Box 536 Wodonga 3689