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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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Controlling blackberry is a long-term project and generally cannot be achieved by one-off strategies, particularly for larger infestations.
View all the VBT Resources including new videos:
- Mitta To Murray Blackberry Action Group
- Planning for Effective Blackberry Control
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View our latest publications including:
- VBT News: June 2016
- VBT Progress Report 2015
Are you thinking that your community would be able to develop their own Community Partnership Project?

Victorian Blackberry Taskforce
PO Box 536
Wodonga 3689

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