22nd Asian Pacific Weed Science Society Conference (APWSS)

Venue: GC University Lahore, Pakistan

Location: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2009
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Description

Agriculture faces unprecedented environmental vagaries and as such Weed Scientists are confronted with innumerable challenges. Thus, vegetation managers are facing new problems due to changing behaviour of weeds, which has invited the human attention to mould their attitudes into a manageable form. Bio-diversity and conservation advocated by ethno-botanists and dominance of a single species (crop) as desired by the weed managers are the diverging views of the two schools of thought. Convergence of the two ideas has however, been conceptualized to be the recommended modus operandi for optimizing the dynamic behavior of weeds in the agro-ecosystems, without affecting the biodiversity and sustainability.

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Topics to be covered Weed biology, weed ecology and systematics Integrated weed management Weed physiology Chemical weed control Parasitic weeds Herbicide resistance Weed seed dormancy and soil seed banks Species shift and herbicides Invasive weeds and agro-biodiversity Aquatic weed management Allelopathy GMO’s Weed management in agronomic and horticultural crops Weed management in turfs and forests

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