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Providing support to local communities to develop solutions tailored to suit their landscape and circumstances can be a powerful catalyst for achieving successful control of blackberry, lifting agricultural productivity and protecting significant environmental values.

Lyn Coulston
Chairperson, Victorian Blackberry Taskforce

VBT RESOURCES COLLECTION

MANUALS & TOOLKITS:
Blackberry Control Manual

Blackberry Control Manual :

Management and control options for blackberry (Rubus spp.) in Australia.

Best Practice Blackberry Control

Best Practice Blackberry Control :

Options for Blackberry Control – Chemical/ Physical

Visual Assessment of Density Sheet

Visual Assessment of Density Sheet :

An excellent assessment tool to assist in assessing blackberry infestations – Blackberry Control Manual, p62.

3-Year Work Plan – Landholder Version

Weed Control Using Goats

Weed Control Using Goats :

A guide to using goats for weed control in pastures

CASE STUDIES:
Tackling Blackberry

Tackling Blackberry :

Six Successful & Compelling Case Studies
(no multimedia – view Video Case Studies below)

Tackling Blackberry 02

Tackling Blackberry 02 :

Case Study: Whittlesea & Surrounds Blackberry Action Group
(no multimedia – view Video Case Study,‘Community Tackling Action’)

Tackling Blackberry 03

Tackling Blackberry :

Six Successful & Compelling Case Studies
(no multimedia – view Video Case Studies below)

Community Blackberry Action Start-Up Kit

VICTORIAN BLACKBERRY STRATEGY 2020-2025

  Victorian Blackberry Strategy 2020 -2025

IS BLACKBERRY DECREASING THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY?

VBT Blackberry Weed Management –

Agricultural Productivity Tool

Lost productivity and poor environmental outcomes lead to lower land values.

The VBT can help you work out how much it will cost to bring land back into production on your property.

The VBT’s Agricultural Productivity Tool is available for download below, which is an online calculator that will assist you in determining the value of your property.

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VBT VIDEOS

VBT Video Case Studies

BLACKBERRY CONTROL SUPPORTING REGENERATION

‘The fires were horrendous. The blackberry have been worse this year because there is no competition. Once you let them go they are very hard to control.’ Cudgewa Case Study 2021

ONGOING BLACKBERRY MANAGEMENT

‘You need to do it year in, year out. You can’t skip a year.’ Cudgewa Case Study 2021

IMPROVING BIODIVERSITY AND HABITAT

‘I love the landscape, the topography, the vegetation, the stream and the wildlife.’ James Aston, landholder in Nariel, discusses how to eliminate blackberry and improve biodiversity, habitat and productivity.’ Nareil Case Study 2021

GETTING ON TOP OF BLACKBERRY

”I like to see the environment as it should be, not infested with feral weeds like blackberry. I want the place looking a lot better when I leave it, than when I got here.’ Cudgewa Case Study 2021

THE EDEN PARK PROJECT

Eden Park, around 50 Km northwest of Melbourne, has a rolling landscape of mixed agricultural land and remnant native vegetation. – 2019

COMMUNITY TAKING ACTION

Whittlesea And Surrounds Blackberry Action Group – 2018

BLACKBERRIES AFTER THE FIRE

Northern Yarra Blackberry Action Group – 2017

TAKING CONTROL CATCHES ON

Northern Yarra Blackberry Action Group – 2017

BLACKBERRY CONTROL

Northern Yarra Blackberry Action Group – 2017

COMMUNITIES MANAGING BLACKBERRIES

Barkers Creek Blackberry & Gorse Action Group – 2017

POWER IN NUMBERS

Barkers Creek Blackberry & Gorse Action Group – 2017

NORTH EAST BLACKBERRY ACTION GROUP

North East Blackberry Action Group – 2017

BLACKBERRY MANAGEMENT – MAKING A PLAN

North East Blackberry Action Group – 2017

ASSISTING WITH ACCESS TRACKS

North East Blackberry Action Group – 2017

BLACKBERRY MANAGEMENT – FOLLOW UP

North East Blackberry Action Group – 2017

ASSET BUILDING & CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

North East Blackberry Action Group – 2017

PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE BLACKBERRY CONTROL

Karyn Healy & Wayne McClinchie

MITTA TO MURRAY BLACKBERRY ACTION GROUP

North East CMA Video

VBT Blackberry Control Videos

BLACKBERRY-LINKING BIOLOGY TO CONTROL

Blackberry is a Weed of National Significance. It has been a problem in Australia for over 150 years. Dr Robin Adair looks at the biology and reproduction of blackberry, and links these processes to effective methods of blackberry control.

VBT CALCULATOR – USING THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION MODEL

If you have blackberry then you have a problem. The VBT online calculator can help you work out how much it will cost to bring your land back into production and the benefits that come with it. In this video, Michael Redfern, a certified property valuer, takes you through the process of using the online calculator.

BLACKBERRY RUST FUNGUS

Dr Robin Adair – ‘Blackberry Rust Fungus is a safe and approved biocontrol agent for wild blackberry.’

VBT Community Service Television Announcements

Community Service Announcement Television – 10 / 2021

‘Improve diversity of plants and animals in our landscape – control blackberry’

Community Service Announcement Television – 09 / 2018

‘Control Blackberry Using Proven Techniques’

Community Service Announcement Television – 08 / 2017

‘Many Ways To Control Blackberries’

Community Service Announcement Television – 07 / 2017

‘Tackle Your Blackberries & Improve Production’

Community Service Announcement Television – 06 / 2017

‘Keep On Top Of Blackberries’

Community Service Announcement Television – 05 / 2016

‘Blackberry Control Plan 02’

Community Service Announcement Television – 04 / 2016

‘Blackberry Control Plan’

Community Service Announcement Television – 03 / 2015

‘Blackberries, let’s take action together 02’

Community Service Announcement Television – 02 / 2015

‘Blackberries, they are a community issue’

Community Service Announcement Television – 01 / 2015

‘Blackberries, let’s take action together’

Contacts

Contact the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce:

Victorian Blackberry Taskforce PO Box 536 Wodonga 3689

vbt@vicblackberrytaskforce.com.au

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