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

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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Thanks Cactus Warriors, Guest Speaker and AGM

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Guest speaker Greg Lefoe informs the cactus warriors about the wonders of biocontrol. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group sincerely thanks all our community members, volunteers and landowners, who have helped us to destroy many more Wheel Cactus plants during 2018. Whatever your contribution, cooking delicious food or injecting plants, it...
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2018 Annual General Meeting Sunday November 25th

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Cactus Warriors celebrate with Guest Speaker and Lunch The Cactus Warriors have achieved abundant destruction again this past year. Thanks to many tenacious volunteers and landowners, countless more Wheel Cactus plants are dead. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group would like to thank and reward all ‘warriors’ for their dedicated work…

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Alarming article encouraging Cacti cultivation!

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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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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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Grinners are still Winners

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National Landcare Community Group Award 2018 The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group was awarded the Victorian Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group Award in 2017 and so automatically became the  Victorian State representative in the National award this year. Four members of the group (Lee, Ian, Tony and Jan, all long term...
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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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