Advice on how to go about pest or weed control has to be tailored to the situation. It has to be simple and clear, and it has to fit with the conditions at hand.
A Virtual Extension Officer has just been launched to provide that sort of advice for controlling rabbits, gorse and serrated tussock in Victorian landscapes.
Users pick a landscape element that matches their situation, e.g. bushland, paddock, annual horticulture or riparian, the pest they’re dealing with, and the severity of the problem, to view information on the best control techniques for them.
See the Virtual Extension Officer website for more information.
The project has been developed by the Victorian Gorse Taskforce in collaboration with the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) and the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party. Funding for the website was provided by the Australian Government Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria.