Although the Society is driven by researchers from public institutions and private companies, the EWRS is aware of the key role it should play in connecting researchers to the farming community.
Individual researchers may perform participatory research to determine their research agenda and to co-design weed management tools and strategies, the EWRS will commit itself to improve interactions with farmer organisations. If you are interested, contact the EWRS Communication Officer. Besides this, through the Society you can find research groups that are willing to collaborate with you to look for specific weed problems. For example, the Working Group Weeds and Biodiversity gathers people that look for evidence that diversified weed communities are less competitive with the crop than communities dominated by a few competitive weeds. They made a poster to share this idea which you can also download as a PDF.