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Excellent Results From Herbicide Injection

By Control, Equipment
These photos show what excellent results can be achieved by injecting wheel cactus plants directly with herbicide. It may take a few months to inject all these plants but twelve months later the landscape will be returned to its original natural state. Before and After injection treatment at a property...
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Cactus Warriors begin new project

By Control, Latest News, Research
Cochineal insects growing on a Wheel Cactus plant. The Tarrangower Cactus Warriors are slowly emerging from their summer hibernation (i.e. holiday) and planning has begun for this year's new project. The group has funding from Lancare Victoria (via North Central Catchment Management Authority) to introduce new integrated management plans to...
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Alarming article encouraging Cacti cultivation!

By Cactus, Control
Fellow Cactus Warriors Have you seen the latest issue of RACV's Royal Auto magazine? It contains an alarming article promoting the sale and cultivation of cacti! Online here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/e082e5e2-b0a2-40f6-ac67-487a06376210 We will send a letter to the editor with some facts and a photo, from Tarrangower Cactus Control Group. We're sending...
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It IS Possible to Control Wheel Cactus

By Control

Sometimes it may seem difficult to believe, but the Wheel Cactus invasion can be stopped! Thanks to many volunteers and landowners, contractors and work crews, all helping to destroy this noxious weed, many of our roadsides, parks and properties are currently free of Wheel Cactus and looking fabulous. An example…

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One year of Seeds equals 20 years of Weeds

By Control

We (the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group) have been told that the seeds from Wheel Cactus remain viable for at least 20 years, hence can lie dormant in the soil for many years before germinating into a new plant. If we want to win the battle against this noxious weed, it’s…

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Daconate Herbicide Trial Results

By Control, Research

The results of a trial of Daconate herbicide carried out by the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group are now available.The aim of the trial was to compare the differences between using the herbicides Glyphosate and Daconate for injection of Wheel Cactus plants. Follow this link to view the results Daconate Herbicide…

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New Wheel Cactus Brochure

By Control

The latest version of the TCCG Wheel Cactus brochure is now available. It contains important information on legislation regarding Wheel Cactus and an introduction to the most effective control methods. The brochure (1.1 MB) can be downloaded here TCCG Wheel Cactus Brochure

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Wheel Cactus in Maldon Street !!!

By Cactus, Control

This Wheel Cactus is real – no trick photography! This photo hasn’t been photo-shopped or digitally enhanced in any way; Wheel Cactus is now growing in the middle of town! Recently on her daily constitutional, ‘Cactus Warrior Bubbles’ spotted some small Wheel Cactus plants in Chapel Street. Her mother ‘Cactus…

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Cactus Group Spreading the Word, Not Cactus

By Control, Volunteers

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) held an enlightening workshop and field trip last week, specifically for government land management organisations. Our main goals were to warn other regions in Victoria that Wheel Cactus is spreading like a ‘triffid’, and to share our knowledge and experience trying to eradicate this…

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