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Blackberry the weed (Rubus fruticosus aggregate) is a serious issue across much of Victoria, and a serious concern for farmers,
peri-urban land holders and public land managers.


THE VICTORIAN BLACKBERRY TASKFORCE


Blackberry the weed (Rubus fruticosus aggregate) is a serious issue across much of Victoria, and a serious concern for farmers, peri-urban land holders and public land managers.

Blackberry can severely decrease the productive capacity of land, alter water flow, lead to erosion problems and provide harbour for pest animals. In addition it can out-compete and displace native plant species and lead to a loss of biodiversity.

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce was established in 2001 to work with Victorian communities and government agencies to provide a collaborative effort to control blackberry. Together, the Taskforce's community partnership program covers over 280,000 hectares of public and private land infested by blackberry.

Our website hosts a source of information on blackberry, control measures and case studies, and how your community can work with the Taskforce to establish a community-led program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our blog 'blackberrytheweed' for up-to-date information.


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I WANT TO GET INVOLVED
Are you thinking that your community would be able to develop their own Community Partnership Program?
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VBT RESOURCES
Resources that can assist in the building of an aware and active community.
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New: Planning for Effective Blackberry Control video
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BLACKBERRY BLITZ
View our latest publications: VBT Progress Report 2014
/VBT Report 2013-2014
& the Victorian Blackberry Strategy
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MANAGING BLACKBERRY
Controlling blackberry is
a long-term project and generally cannot be achieved by one-off strategies, particularly
for larger infestations.
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Victorian Blackberry Taskforce
Department of Primary Industries
1 McKoy Street, Wodonga, Victoria 3690

vbt@vicblackberrytaskforce.com.au
www.vicblackberrytaskforce.com.au