Serrated tussock, commonly found across the Geelong region, is a Weed of National Significance. It is regarded as one of Australia’s worst weeds because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts.
Serrated tussock is a threat to agriculture in the greater Geelong region and landowners are reminded of their responsibility to reduce serrated tussock on their properties now.
Spring is a critical time for controlling serrated tussock with mature plants producing seed heads that travel long distances on the wind. One large plant can produce up to 100,000 seeds per year.
The City’s contractors are currently spraying serrated tussock on rural roadsides and City managed land across the municipality.
The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party, Geelong Landcare Network and Agriculture Victoria are working with the City to inform landowners to take action against serrated tussock and prevent its spread to neighbouring areas.