Field day and AGM
Copping 2013
Serrated Tussock Control
Dunalley area 2014
Weed control programs
Bream Creek Show 2014

Protecting Biodiversity - Managing Serrated Tussock

serrated tussock amongst pasture new infestation found during the program
Project Description:

Supporting landowners in the Tasman Catchment to reduce the impact of serrated tussock.

Project Run By: Tasman Landcare Group

Project Background:

Serrated Tussock (Nasella trichotoma), a weed of National Significance occurs on properties in the Tasman Catchment . Extremely invasive, Serrated Tussock has the potential to completely dominate grasslands and the understory of grassy woodlands. Ongoing control by landowners has restricted its spread, but the very dry years of the past decade have facilitated spread and establishment of the weed and additional work is required to locate all outbreaks and control them. It is very difficult to identify the weed from the similar looking native poa tussock. In the face of land ownership/management changes ongoing help with identification and control is essential for effective weed management.

Project Activities:

The Tasman Landcare Group has co-ordinated on ground control assistance with landowners in the Tasmana Catchment.  A variety of activities have been done to help build the capacity of those with this weed on their property.

  • field days
  • control advice
  • working bees
  • on ground assistance with control

This project has been an ongoing activity of the Tasman Landcare Group.  This particular funding came from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country project and in conjunction with the Statewide serrated tusock project (ending 2013).  Work is continuing in 2018 with assistance in identification, control advice and reimbursment of chemical costs. 

Project Contact: John Hueston
Position: Tasman Landcare Project Officer
Organisation: Tasman Council
 1713 Main Rd
Project Contributors:
Australian Government
Tasman Council
Tasman Landcare Group
Tasmanian Government