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Are you concerned about the spread of noxious weeds in our local natural environment? Do you think enough weed management is carried out by our local Shire? Would you like our Shire to treat our natural environment with a greater priority? Would you like to make a comment about local...
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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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New Map of Wheel Cactus in Victoria

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  The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group has recently completed a project aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge about Wheel Cactus. One of the valuable outcomes from this project is the construction a new map showing the distribution of Wheel Cactus infestations in Victoria. The ever enthusiastic, young, local environmentalist Max…

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New Farm Fence Signs

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Cactus Warriors Ian and Lee hanging one of the new fence signs You should soon spot some new eye-catching signs when driving around the Maldon district. These have been created by the ‘cactus warriors’ thanks to funding from the Norman Wettenhall Foundation. We’re now distributing the signs to local Landcare groups for members to hang…

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New Funding to Map Wheel Cactus Invasion

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The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) has recently been awarded a grant from the Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF) which will enable us to map wheel cactus infestations within Victoria. We sincerely thank the NWF and are very pleased to receive this funding, hoping the results of this project will be…

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Daconate Herbicide Trial Results

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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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Wheel Cactus Control Workshop

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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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Australian Invasive Cacti Forum 24th May Hahndorf SA

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The first speaker, Mike Chuck (Australian Invasive Cactus Network), spoke about the Australian Invasive Cacti Initiative and the recognition now that cacti are a national rather than local issue. He concentrated on the threat cacti pose to the rangelands of SA. The first National Rangelands Audit was conducted in 2009,…

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