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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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Cactus Group Spreading the Word, Not Cactus

By Control, Volunteers

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) held an enlightening workshop and field trip last week, specifically for government land management organisations. Our main goals were to warn other regions in Victoria that Wheel Cactus is spreading like a ‘triffid’, and to share our knowledge and experience trying to eradicate this…

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Wheel Cactus Control Workshop

By Control, Research

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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Wheel Cactus Field Day and Woody Weeds Demonstration

By Field Days

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group Inc. and Parks Victoria will be holding a combined field day with the newly formed ‘Sandy Creek Woody Weeds Action Group’. This group has recently gained funding to attack ‘Woody Weeds’ in the Sandy Creek area. This will include a presentation about blackberry, gorse, and other…

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‘Keep a Bucket in the Boot’

By Control

It seems like every time we take the dog for a walk these days beyond the fringe of Maldon township, we find at least one small wheel cactus plant. So we’ve put a plastic bucket, an old garden glove (who’s lost its partner), and a small spade into the boot…

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