Research topics to be covered
Aspects of weed science related to the specific climatic condition of the arid and semi-arid climate. Development of environmentally-safe and sustainable weed management practices in dry land farming and in irrigated crops. Development and adoption of alternative weed management strategies (organic and regular farming) under water shortage conditions. Studies on the ecology and biology of arid and semi-arid weeds including seed bank behaviour. Investigations related to the behaviour and fate of herbicides in soil and the environment. The threat of herbicide-resistant weeds to the sustainability of the local farming and the ecological impact of herbicide-resistant crops.