ISWS Biennial Conference

"Climate-smart Weed Management for Global Food Security"
28-30 November, 2024
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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Abstract submission deadline
30th September, 2024

Abstract review and status notification
15th October, 2024
The early bird registration deadline
31st October, 2024
ISWS award application submission dead line
15th September, 2024

Weeds continue to pose a greater threat to cropped and non-cropped ecosystems. Inspite of several methods of weed management, chemical weed control is still the most sought-after measure. However, in recent times the evolution of herbicide resistance in several weeds have been reported. Changing global climate scenario has resulted in weed flora shifts, poor efficacy of herbicides, change in cropping systems etc. This warrants integration of several weed management practices like preventive, mechanical, cultural and chemical methods. Due to climate change it has been observed that transplanted rice is giving way to direct-seeded rice, wherein weed management is a challenging task. Invasive and parasitic weeds are also major challenge to management due to lack of effective control measures. This conferences envisages exchange of new information, ideas and novel technologies in the field of weed science.

The Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS) established in 1968 is a non-profit professional society. It promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers; create awareness on management of obnoxious weeds in the country through organizing conferences and seminars. This biennial conference will provide an excellent opportunity to all stakeholders dealing with different aspects of weeds, to share their ideas and learn from experiences of experts. The conference will also give an opportunity for reunion of members of ISWS from India and abroad as well.

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