About Conference


Despite adoption of developed technologies, the weed problems are virtually increasing. This is due to negligence towards certain traditional practices like intercropping, mulching and crop rotations involving legumes and continuous adoption of a few cropping systems. Further, emerging concerns like herbicide resistance development in weeds, growing menace of weedy rice, Parthenium, Orobanche and other alien invasive weeds due to several factors including globalization and liberalization are also responsible for increasing weed infestations. It is estimated that loses of agricultral produce due to weeds is worth over $11 billion in India.
The Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS), a non-profit professional society was established in 1968. It promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers; create awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems in the country besides organizing conferences and seminars. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to all stakeholders dealing with different aspects of weeds, to share their ideas and learn from international experiences. The conference will also give an opportunity for reunion of members of ISWS from India and abroad as well.


About Venue

Goa is the most fun loving state in the country for the tourist. Goa is not just about beaches, research, shopping and parties, but it has a rich history and blend of Portuguese culture. Agriculture in Goa is one of the important economic activities in the state. Due to geographical location between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Goa faces problems for enough cultivable land. Paddy is the principal crop in the scenario of agriculture in Goa, apart from paddy, ragi, maize, jowar, bajra and pulses. Cash crops like coconut, cashew-nut, areca nut, mango, jackfruit, banana, pineapple are also grown in abundance. All these factors make Goa a most favorable destination for the Biennial Conference of Indian Society of Weed Science. Goa also offers abundance of flight in and out from Goa International Airport. The weather in the month of February at Goa will be quite pleasant. Generally rains are not expected during this period

Themes:Weed Management for Enhancing Farmer income and Food Security
The conference would cover the following sub themes related to Weed Science

Weed biology, ecology and climate change

Weed management in rice-based cropping system

Sustainable weed management in cereals, pulses, oil seed crops, commercial crops, fibre and fodder crops under irrigated and rain-fed agriculture

Weed management in fruits, vegetable, medicinal, spices, floriculture horticulture

Management of problematic weeds in cropped and non-cropped situations

Non-chemical weed management including biological control


Herbicide resistance in weeds and herbicide tolerant crops

Herbicide residues, monitoring, mitigation and effect on non-target organisms

New herbicides molecules/formulations including nanoherbicides, herbicide compatibility etc

Weed education, extension, socio-economic implications, adoption, and impact assessment

Weed utilization

Weed threat to plant biodiversity in forest, wasteland and aquatic ecosystem


Call for Papers

Submission of abstract
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for your contribution to the conference in the form of a poster or an oral presentation.

Dates for submission of Abstract 30 November 2019

How to submit an abstract
You will have to register first in order to submit a paper online.
After register, login your page and submit your abstract as per the format.
Each first author is entitled to submit one contribution, i.e. one talk or one poster. To submit an abstract of your contribution, please follow the instructions on the online submission form and fill in the appropriate fields.
Abstracts should be limited 450 to 550 words.

ISWS 2018 - 2019 Awards

  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Life Time Achievement
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Life Time Achievement
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Gold Medals
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Special Recognition
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Fellowships
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Young Scientist Award
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Best Ph.D. Thesis Award
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Best Book in Weed Science Award
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  • ISWS Award

    ISWS Student Travel Award
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  • ISWS Award

    IJWS Best Paper Award
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