All Cacti are Introduced Species

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A rope cactus species growing on ANZAC Hill could become another major cactus problem. No cacti plants are native to Australia; all are introduced species from the American continents. Not only the Wheel Cactus species (Opuntia robusta), but all other cacti plants are foreigners too, and all pose an unknown...
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September Community Field Day

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Our next Wheel Cactus Community Field Day will be held on Sunday 29th September, at a property on the corner of Waterson’s and Treloar’s Rds., and will be well signposted along Waterson’s Rd. The field day begins at 10:30am and ends with a delicious BBQ lunch. Children are welcome but...
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August 2019 Wheel Cactus Community Field Day

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Our next Community Field Day is on Sunday 25th August, 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 at the reservoir end of Whitlock’s Road. To get there, take South Parkins Reef Road...
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Students Enjoy Annual Field Trip

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Late last month a group of Monash University students made their annual field trip to Maldon to help win our battle against Wheel Cactus.  These enthusiastic young people spent three day working around the Maldon Historic Reserve and, despite some extremely cold and wet weather, made a great contribution to...
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TCCG presented with Froggatt Award

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Andrew Cox, CEO of Invasive Species Council, presented the Froggatt Award to Tarrangower Cactus Control Group members Ian Grenda and Lee Mead Last Monday, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) were presented with a 2018 Froggatt Award by Andrew Cox, CEO of the Invasive Species Council. This is a National...
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Community Field Day 28th July 2019

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Our next Wheel Cactus Community Field Day will be held on Sunday 28th July 2019, at a property located east of Cairn Curran Reservoir (see map below). The location will be well signposted from the corner of Cairn Curran and Baringhup Roads. The field day begins at 10:30am and ends...
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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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Season 2019 Launched

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Cactus warriors all ready for action in 2019 Last Sunday, many ‘old faithful’s and several new ‘cactus warriors’ joined Tarrangower Councillor Stephen Gardner to launch the 2019 season of the ‘War on Wheel Cactus’. Before officially opening the season, Stephen congratulated the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) on their successes...
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Launch 2019 Community Field Days

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Cactus warriors in action at a community field day. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group continues to ‘wage war on Wheel Cactus’. We’re very pleased that our Mt. Alexander Shire Tarrengower Ward Councillor, Stephen Gardner, will be ‘cutting the ribbon’ for the launch of our 2019 season of Community Field Days,...
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Cactus Warriors attend weed conference

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Lee and Costa at Vic Weed Conference in Echuca Cactus warriors Ian and Lee have just returned home after attending the Victorian Weed Society conference, held in Echuca. Both thought it was an excellent event. “There was a really broad range of topics covered” said Ian, “we heard about new...
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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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Cactus Warriors begin new project

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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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