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Next Community Field Day on 30th June.

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Wheel Cactus plants ruin the view on a property near Maldon. Need some help to control Wheel Cactus? Are you new to the Maldon area? Have you escaped the stressful city lifestyle and bought yourself a piece of paradise? But have you now discovered there’s a few weeds to deal...
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Next Field Day

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Our very own Cochineal bug in the Maldon Easter parade. Our next Field Day will begin the new Tarrangower Cactus Control Group project, with thanks to Landcare Victoria for funding. This project will involve introducing a new biocontrol tool, the Cochineal insect, and establishing a new multi-pronged strategy to destroy...
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October 2018 Community Field Day

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Our last Community Field Day for this year is on Sunday 28th October, starting at 10:30am. Come and join us for a morning in the fresh air and learn how best to destroy Wheel Cactus. The location is 142 Whitlock’s Rd., Maldon. To get there, follow South Parkins Reef Road...
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It is always a good day to kill cactus!

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It was a glorious day for killing cactus for our September field day. Thanks to Steve and Julie-anne for asking us to help them out. Steve and Julie-anne have recently purchased their property and soon realised they couldn’t do it by themselves. They have attended every field day so far...
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Next Field Day 30 September 2018

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Through the cooler months of the year the cactus warriors have been busy updating their website. For those that haven’t visited yet, they will find that we have freshened the website to make it easier to navigate. You will find articles on the activities of cactus warriors, information about Wheel...
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August Field Day Sunday 26th

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Monash Uni Students help fight our Cactus War   Last month a group of students from Monash University spent a few days in Maldon to help us wage the war on Wheel Cactus. This very enthusiastic group of students from Monash University Biological Society travelled here during their midyear holidays...
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July Community Field Day

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29 July 2018 Poster Our next Community Field Day is on Sunday 29th July, starting at 10:30am. Come and join us for a morning in the fresh air and learn how best to destroy Wheel Cactus. The location this month is in Cook’s Lane, about 5 kms north of Maldon....
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June 24th Field Day

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Our next Community Field Day is on Sunday 24th June, starting at 10:30am. Come and join us for a morning in the fresh air and learn how best to destroy Wheel Cactus. The location this month is in Lakey’s Road, Shelbourne, along the old railway line, about 12 kms north...
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Opening of the 2018 Season

By Field Days, Season Launch
On Sunday the 27th May, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) launched their season of 'attack' on the noxious weed Wheel Cactus. President Lee Mead gave a brief overview of some the group's activities during the past year, and thanked all the volunteers and property owners who are participating in...
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Community Field Day to help Heritage Reserve

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Wheel Cactus seeds are most commonly spread by crows (Australian Ravens) eating the luscious red fruit and later flying to a nearby tree to digest and excrete the seeds. So, the plants very easily spread from property to property, to parks and native bush, with no regard to fence lines…

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‘Therapy’ at our next Community Field Day

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Everyone who’s tried killing Wheel Cactus agrees; it’s very therapeutic! Say goodbye to the winter blues and release all your tensions. There’s something rather satisfying gained from jabbing the injector into the pads of these noxious weeds, and very meditative wandering amongst the picturesque surroundings. Combined with the sheer pleasure…

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September 2015 Field Day

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Please, just don’t let them fruit! Wheel Cactus remains a very serious weed problem in our region and continues to spread into surrounding areas. We now need an even greater community wide effort to control the invasion of this weed, and call on all local property owners to destroy the Wheel Cactus plants…

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August Field Day

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Our August Field Day will take place next Sunday 30th August at a property on the extension of Tarrengower School Road off Watersons Road. Follow the signs from the corner of the Maldon-Bridgewater Road and Watersons Road. As usual we start at 10.30 am. The field day will be followed…

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Wheel Cactus Field Day in Historic Reserve

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Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group is continuing to eradicate Wheel Cactus from our local public lands. These sponsors include the North Central Catchment Management Authority, Parks Victoria, Mount Alexander Shire Council and Connecting Country. This month we’ll be killing cactus plants at the foot of…

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