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.’

In Australia, read the summary publication – BEST PRACTICE BLACKBERRY CONTROL: Options for Blackberry Control – Chemical/Physical; explore the informative FEATURE PANEL LINKS below and visit our RESOURCE COLLECTION.

Herbicides are highly effective tools for controlling blackberry, and their use is the most reliable method for achieving local eradication.

Helpful tips to consider when using herbicides to control blackberries. Get information on when to spray and herbicide application.

Five Considerations When Selecting A Herbicide & Situations For Specific Herbicides.

Currently the only biological control agent tested and released into Australia is the leaf rust fungus.

Explore controlling blackberry weed using a range of physical control methods.

The non-chemical demonstration site is located in North East Victoria.


Contact the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce:

Victorian Blackberry Taskforce PO Box 536 Wodonga 3689

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