During the 2nd International Weed Conference held at ICAR - Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur in 2018, coincided with ISWS Golden Jubilee, it was decided to have 3rd International Weed Conference in 2022 to review and discuss the progress made in weed science to work out strategies to combat weed problems and challenges in weed management. Under this background, the Indian Society of Weed Science has taken initiative to organize the 3rd International Weed Conference at Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India to provide an international platform to the weed scientists working world over to discuss the emerging issues.
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.
Anand Agricultural University (AAU) was established in 2004 at Anand with the support of the Government of Gujarat. Caved out of the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University (GAU), the dream institution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. K.M. Munshi, the AAU was set up to provide support to the farming community in three facets namely education, research and extension activities in Agriculture, Horticulture, Engineering, Product Processing and Home Science. At present there are seven colleges, seventeen research centers and six extension education institute working in nine districts of Gujarat. The Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world with a height of 182 meters. It is situated at a distance of only 140 km from AAU venue. Sabarmati Ashram is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat which is just 80 km away from Anand. It was one of the many residences of Mahatma Gandhi, who lived in Sabarmati and Sevagram.
The Indian Society of Weed Science was established in 1968 coinciding with Green Revolution in the country. Currently, the Society is headquartered at Jabalpur located in Central India. The society has over 900 life members, publishes quarterly journal (Indian Journal of Weed Science since 1969), organizes biennial conferences, workshops and brain storming meetings on issues of topical interest. It recognizes the contributions of individuals to weed science by awarding Fellowships and Gold Medals. Besides academic fraternity, the society has excellent relationship with allied professional societies, science departments and industry. Please visit society website at http://isws.org.in/
Anand Agricultural University (AAU) was established in 2004 at Anand with the support of the Government of Gujarat. Caved out of the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University (GAU), the dream institution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. K.M. Munshi, the AAU was set up to provide support to the farming community in three facets namely education, research and extension activities in Agriculture, Horticulture Engineering, product Processing and Home Science. At present there seven Colleges, seventeen Research Centers and six Extension Education Institute working in nine districts of Gujarat namely Ahmedabad, Anand, Dahod, Kheda, Panchmahal, Vadodara, Mahisagar, Botad and Chhotaudepur https://www.aau.in/
Directorate of Weed Research is an institute under the umbrella of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), located in the central part of India at Jabalpur. Its mandate is to work on various aspects of weed biology and management with basic and strategic research, to train the stakeholders to enhance their capacity building, and to provide consultancy in the field of weed management. It also operates a network program at 22 centres through All India Coordinated ResearchProject on Weed Control. https://dwr.icar.gov.in/
Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an autonomous organization under the department of agricultural research and education, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. The Council is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the country. With over 99 ICAR institutes and 65 agricultural universities spread across the country, this is one of the largest National agricultural systems in the world. ICAR has played a pioneering role in ushering Green Revolution and subsequent developments in agriculture in India through its research and technology development that has enabled the country to increase the production of foodgrains by 4 times, horticultural crops by 6 times, fish by 9 times (marine 5 times and inland 17 times), milk 6 times and eggs 27 times since 1950-51, thus making a visible impact on the national food and nutritional security. http://www.icar.org.in
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