Indian Society of Weed Science Biennial Conference
February 5 - February 7
Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS)
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/
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.