Thanks to Happy Landholders

By Celebrations

Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) would like to say thanks very much to all our local landowners who continue to control Wheel Cactus plants on their property. Very importantly, this also helps to stop the spread of seeds to their neighbours and other properties and parks nearby. Have you noticed…

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Monash Uni Students help fight our Wheel Cactus war

By Students

Last week a group of very energetic and enthusiastic (also young) students from Monash University braved the cold and rain to help us win the war against wheel cactus. A group of environmental science students travels up to Maldon during their holidays each year and stays for four days to…

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New Funding to Map Wheel Cactus Invasion

By Funding, Research

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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Wheel Cactus Warriors Resume the War Path

By Season Launch

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) had fun participating in the recent Maldon Easter Fair parade. The ‘Cactus Warriors’ entry celebrated their 10th anniversary and their efforts destroying millions of Wheel Cactus plants over this time. They won a well-deserved First Prize for the ‘Best Community Entry’, and would like…

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Cactus Warriors 10th Birthday Party

By Celebrations, Volunteers

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group and all their dedicated volunteer ‘cactus warriors’ have been working hard for the past ten years informing, teaching and assisting the communities of Maldon, Baringhup and Nuggetty. We have significantly increased both community awareness and knowledge of wheel cactus and the number of property owners…

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Party Time for Cactus Warriors

By Celebrations, Volunteers

Its 10 years since the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group was officially formed, so instead of the usual field day we’re holding a party to thank all our volunteers! We invite all previous and current volunteers to help us celebrate all our achievements over the past 10 years. We’re planning a…

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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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September 2015 Field Day

By Field Days

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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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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August Field Day

By Field Days

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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Students Help with the Cactus War

By Students

Last week a group of Monash University students made their annual visit to Maldon to help with the battle against Wheel Cactus. Members of the Monash Biological Society have been assisting the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group since 2010. Fifteen students spent four days working on cactus infestations in Watersons Road…

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Wheel Cactus Field Day in Historic Reserve

By Field Days

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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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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