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New serrated tussock website a click away

A new serrated tussock website has been established. Photo - supplied

Resources to help you manage serrated tussock are now just a click away thanks to a major upgrade of the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party’s (VSTWP) website.

The website has been completely overhauled and rebuilt, including the addition of a new video gallery, information notes and the latest research.

The Working Party has also developed new online videos and case studies for landholders to learn more about this noxious weed.

Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) is a South American grass which can quickly invade and degrade both native grasslands and pastures.

It is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread and economic and environmental impacts.

VSTWP Acting Chairperson Lance Jennison (Bacchus Marsh) said the revamped website was a great improvement.

“I would encourage anyone who has not recently visited the website to discover the resources available and services on offer to landowners and groups.

“Over the past 12-months, Extension Officers assessed more than 11,000 hectares of land for serrated tussock, with 357 hectares found to be infested,” Mr Jennison said.

“More than 90 per cent of infestations were voluntarily treated by landowners involved in the program.”

The VSTWP website also features notes on best practice management for serrated tussock, photo libraries, identification guides, current VSTWP projects, and reports.

Mr Jennison said of particular interest are the five-minute landowner success story videos.

“…which provide detailed information about how landowners have succeeded in managing serrated tussock on their property.”

Visit www.serratedtussock.com to view the website upgrades.