CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT 2021-2022
The main objective of the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) is to oversee implementation of the Victorian Blackberry Strategy (VBS), with the key goal to reduce the growth and spread of blackberry across Victoria.
The emphasis is on education, advocacy and providing accessible information and support for public and private land managers to manage blackberry.
The key to achieving this objective is collaboration by all land managers to implement control programs. The VBT offers support through the provision of diverse education and information resources to enable all land managers to undertake best practice blackberry management tailored to individual needs.
The VBT has a focus on upgrading online resources to support communities and individuals to decide the best options for treatment of blackberries on their properties. Additional Facebook posts, case studies, new Community Service Announcements, and maintaining a service of timely responses to emails and phone enquiries has enabled us to stay in touch with our community and assist with their blackberry control queries.
Demonstration days are being held across the State post pandemic and attendances have been very good. It is valuable for landholders to be able to see in person the different control methods in addition to seeing them on line. Chemical and physical control methods are demonstrated at these events including drone technology, organic control and how to get the best results from using herbicides.
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