Herbicide resistance
working group

Weed resistance to herbicides concerns many sectors of the weed research and the agricultural communities: farmers, advisors, researchers and the agrochemical industry.
The fear exists that in an extreme case of resistance, farmers might lose a valuable chemical tool that had previously been essential for the effective control of yield-reducing weeds. However, experience has shown that resistance problems are manageable through the integrated use of available weed control technologies. This approach utilises both cultural methods as well as chemical methods to prevent further development of resistance. Management strategies must be devised which are effective, reliable, practical and economical and these strategies must then be communicated to the farmer. To help achieve these goals, the EWRS Herbicide Resistance Working Group fosters co-operation between the weed science community in industry, government and academic researchers but also with advisors and farmers.

Mission of the European Herbicide Resistance Group

We will facilitate the effective management of herbicide resistance by fostering understanding, co-operation and communication between industry, government, academic and farmers.

New announcement

New Summer school organized by the EWRS Working Group on Optimization of Herbicide Use in an IWM Context, the Greek Weed Science Society and the American Farm School (AFS)/Perottis College. New

The EWSR Working Groups on Optimization of Herbicide Use in an IPM Context and Herbicide Resistance in collaboration with the Greek Weed Science Society and the AFS/Perottis College are organizing a Summer School entitled 'Integrated Weed Management: Principles and Implementation" from June 22-
25, 2017 .

The target audience is MSc and PhD students pursuing a degree within weed science as well as young career weed scientists in the Greater Balkan area (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, FYROM, Albania, Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria and Turkey).

The venue of the summer school is the AFS/Perottis College in Thessaloniki, Greece.

There is no fee for participation. Accommodation can be offered at the AFS/Perottis College at a rate of 23 EUR per night with two persons per room (46 EUR for single room). Meals will be available in the cantina at very reasonable prices.

In case the number of applicants from the Greater Balkan area falls short of the maximum number of participants of 20, applicants from other geographical regions can be accepted. The preliminary programme is available at: http://agro.au.dk/fileadmin/DJF/Agro/Crop/EWRS_Summerschool.pdf

Changes to the programme cannot be excluded.

Any query about the summer school should be sent to Per Kudsk (per.kudsk@au.agro.dk) or Demosthenis Chachalis (dchachalis@hotmail.com).

A limited number of scholarships of up to 500 EUR are offered for applicants from the Greater Balkan Area to cover the expenses of travel and accommodation. Applicants are invited to send a CV to both Per Kudsk (per.kudsk@au.agro.dk) and Demosthenis Chachalis (dchachalis@hotmail.com) no later than 1 June 2017. The deadline will be strictly kept.


Chair: Roland Beffa

E-mail: Roland.beffa@bayer.com