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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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Wheel Cactus Control Workshop

By | Control, Research

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group will be hosting a workshop on Thursday 14th May, 2015. The workshop aims to build links with like-minded groups and increase awareness of the problems associated with Wheel Cactus infestations. People can expect to learn about the techniques that the TCCG have successfully implemented in…

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‘Keep a Bucket in the Boot’

By | Control

It seems like every time we take the dog for a walk these days beyond the fringe of Maldon township, we find at least one small wheel cactus plant. So we’ve put a plastic bucket, an old garden glove (who’s lost its partner), and a small spade into the boot…

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Reduce your Rates by killing Wheel Cactus

By | Control

Did you know that the Mount Alexander Shire Council offers subsidized rates to landholders who have undertaken environmental protection works on their property? Property owners can earn a yearly rate reduction if they can demonstrate that they’ve completed eligible activities, such as killing weeds. For further information, contact the Healthy…

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Wheel Cactus Destruction Encouraged

By | Control

Wheel Cactus is a very serious weed problem in our Maldon, Nuggetty and Baringhup regions, and continues to spread into new areas nearby such as Welshmans Reef. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) now needs an even greater community effort to control the invasion of this weed, and calls on all local property…

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