About Conference

The Indian Society of Weed Science, a non-profit professional society, 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. During half century of its existence, the Society has been organizing national symposia, biennial conferences and workshops on current themes and specific issues in different parts of the country. On completion of its 50 years of journey, it has been decided to organize ISWS Golden Jubilee International Conference in grand manner to celebrate the occasion.
ISWS Golden Jubilee International Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to all stakeholders dealing with different aspects of weeds, to share their ideas and learn from international experiences. Agricultural scientists, teachers, students, extension workers, administrators, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, executives from the herbicide industry, and those associated with environment and biodiversity conservation, are invited to participate in the Conference. About 500 delegates are expected to participate in this Conference, including more than 50 delegates from other countries.


Golden Jubilee Special Lectures


Topic: Intractable weed problems needd innovative solutions – using all available technologies
Dr Jonathan Gressel
Plant & Environmental Sciences, Weizmann, Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel 76100
Topic: Ecological principles can help with weed management decisions
Dr. Jonathan Storkey
Senior Research Scientist Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden, Harpenden UK
Topic: Weeds as a source of allelochemicals and natural products
Dr Yoshiharu Fujii
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, International Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, Tokyo 183-8509 Japan
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Dr K. Dhileepan
Principal Entomologist, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland Government, Brisbane, Australia
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Dr Nimal Chandrasena
Principal Ecologist, GHD Water Sciences, Level 2, 20 Smith Street, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
Topic: Emerging challenges and opportunities for education and research in weed science in India
Dr Bhagirath Singh Chauhan
The University of Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Gatton 4343, Queensland, Australia
Topic: Novel Mechanisms of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds: Opportunities for Crop Improvement
Dr Mithila Jugulam
Associate Professor - Weed Physiology, Dept. of Agronomy, Kansas State University, 1712 Claflin Road, Manhattan 0110, USA
Topic: Sustainable intensifications of cropping systems: Role of weed science
Dr R.K. Malik
Senior Agronomist and CSISA, Objective 1 Leader, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Patna, Bihar, India
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Dr N.T. Yaduraju
Flat 4E, Paramount Prime Apts, Yadavgiri, Mysore - 570020
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Dr Prasanta C. Bhowmik
Professor of Weed Science, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, 18 Stockbridge, Hall. University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Topic: Pollen mediated gene flow from herbicide resistant crops and weeds
Dr Amit Jhala
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0915 USA
Topic: Physiological/molecular mechanisms of herbicide resistance
Dr Prashant Jha
Associate Professor-Weed Science, Montana State University-Bozeman, Southern Agricultural Research Center, 748 Railroad Hwy. Huntley, USA
Topic: Herbicide-Resistant Crop Technology in the USA 24 years after commercialization: Current Status and Future Outlook
Dr Krishna Reddy
Research Leader PO Box 350, 141 Experiment Station Road, Stoneville (MS), USA


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Call for Abstracts opens: 15 April, 2018
Abstracts Submission Deadline: 31 August, 2018
Registration: opens 1 May, 2018
1. Weed biology, ecology and climate change
2. Weed management in rainfed and irrigated rice-based cropping system
3. Sustainable weed management in cereals, pulses, oil seed crops, commercial crops, fibre and fodder crops
4. Weed management in fruits, vegetable, medicinal, spices, floriculture crops and landscape horticulture
5. Management of problematic weeds of crops and non-crops situations
6. Non-chemical weed management including biological control
7. Herbicide resistance in weeds and herbicide tolerant crops
8. Herbicide residues, monitoring, mitigation and effect on non-target organisms in weed management
9. New herbicides molecules/formulations and low dose herbicides including nano-herbicides, herbicide compatibility with other agro input etc
10. Socio-economic implications, improving profitability of farming by new techniques, weed utilization and adoption
11. Weed threat to plant biodiversity in forest, wasteland and aquatic ecosystem