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
Victorian Blackberry Strategy
Revised Edition 2014-2019

VBT RESOURCES COLLECTION

MANUALS & TOOLKITS:

Blackberry Control Manual:
Management and control options for blackberry (Rubus spp.) in Australia.

 

 

VBT Blackberry Weed Management – Agricultural Productivity Model
The VBT can help you work out how much it will cost to bring land back into production on your property. An online calculator  – Agricultural Productivity Tool is available for download. An Instructions for Use page is included within the calculator. The download file is a .xlsm file and requires Microsoft Excel to open. (file size: 1.13MB)

 

 

Best Practice Blackberry Control:
Options for Blackberry Control – Chemical/ Physical

 

 

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

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

Tackling Blackberry 02:
Case Study: Whittlesea & Surrounds Blackberry Action Group
(no multimedia – view Video Case Study, ‘Community Tackling Action’)

Tackling Blackberry 03:
Case Study: The Eden Park Project
(no multimedia – view the Video Case Study,
‘Eden Park A Collaborative Approach’)

Cover image for VBT Case Study The Eden Park Project

Community Blackberry Action Start-Up Kit (no multimedia)
New 2017 updated edition

VBT NEWSLETTERS:

VBT PROGRESS REPORTS:

VBT VIDEOS:

VBT Video Case Studies:

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 TACKLING 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 Community Service Television Announcements:
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’

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS:

Whittlesea Invasive Species Forum – 2018
– Roadside Weed Programs: Sustainable Land Management Program, City of Whittlesea – Mark Williams
– Biological Control Of European Blackberry – Robin Adair
– Deer in Australia – Greg Baxter
– River Health Initiative Program – Melbourne Water

Future Opportunities & Challenges for Invasive Species Management – Toora 2017:
– Toora Forum: A Selection of Presentations
– Toora event flyer

North East Blackberry Action Group – Managing Crown Land Boundaries Forum – 18th August 2016
Presentations:
– Pathogens for Blackberry Biocontrol – Dr Louise Morin
– Blackberry Biocontrol & the Atlas of Living Australia – Greg Lefoe
– Blackberry Biocontrol – Raelene Kwong / Greg Lefoe
– Good Neighbour Program – Stefan Kaiser
– HVP Presentation Neighbours & Boundaries – Andrew Bussau
– Deer In Australia – Dr. Greg Baxter

BLACKBERRY BLITZ: North East Blackberry Action Group Forum & Bus Tour, Thursday 6th November 2014
– Blackberry Blitz flyer
– Blackberry Blitz agenda

A Personal Journey Into Blackberry Control:
Raelene & Russell Bond – PDF Presentation 2015

A Selection of Presentations from:
The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce Roadshows
Boolarra Memorial Hall, Boolarra: 7 February 2014
Mt Best Hall, Toora North: 8 February 2014