Biennial Conference

"Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022: The Role of Weed Science"


1-3 March, 2017

Venue: Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (Rajasthan)


ABOUT CONFERENCE


Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has called for doubling farmers’ income by 2022. At a conservative estimate, weeds account for an annual loss of over Rs 1,00,000 crores in agricultural production. In addition, there are indirect losses on account of nutrient drain by weeds, increased cost of crop production due to higher incidence of pests and diseases, harvesting and processing, and other agricultural operations. Weed control is becoming highly labour-intensive and accounting for 15-20% of the total cost of crop production. In addition, the efficiency of other production factors like fertilizer nutrients, irrigation water, tillage (energy), soil etc. is greatly influenced by weed management. Thus, integration of weed management with other crop husbandry practices would minimize the cost of cultivation and increase the income of the farmers through increased efficiency of resources. An integrated crop/weed management approach by harnessing positive interactions of soil-water-nutrients-tillage-weeds is required for achieving the highest productivity and profitability. Appropriate weed management has the potential for reducing the cost and increasing the income of the farmers significantly. This is essential to realize our Prime Minister’s dream of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, coinciding with Platinum Jubilee of India’s independence.

Research work on weed management was initiated in our country with the inception of a coordinated scheme in principal crops like rice, wheat and sugarcane in 1952, which was further strengthened with the establishment of Indian Society of Weed Science in 1968 and All India Coordinated Research Project on Weed Control (AICRPWC) in 1978. Establishment of National Research Centre for Weed Science in 1989 at Jabalpur, its up gradation as Directorate of Weed Science Research (DWSR) in 2009 and subsequent renaming of DWSR as ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research (DWR) and AICRPWC as AICRP-Weed Management in November 2014 were the major steps undertaken for systematic research and development programmes on weed management in a holistic manner through multi-disciplinary approach.

Despite adoption of weed management technologies, the weed problems are virtually increasing. This is due to negligence of certain traditional practices like intercropping, mulching and crop rotations involving legumes and continuous adoption of fixed cropping systems. Further, emerging concerns like development of herbicide resistance in weeds, growing menace of weedy rice, Parthenium, Orobanche and other alien invasive weeds due to several factors including globalization and liberalization are also responsible for increasing weed infestations. It is also believed that climate change, rising GHGs level and temperature also favour aggressive crop-weed competition as the weeds are better adapted than the crop plants, and can modify efficacy of natural biocontrol agents and applied herbicides. Weeds are dynamic in nature, requiring continuous monitoring and refinement of management technologies for alleviating their adverse effects on agricultural productivity and environmental health.

In order to address the emerging challenges and for doubling farmers’ income over the next 7 years, the Biennial Conference of the Indian Society of Weed Science will be organized at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan with a theme “Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022: The Role of Weed Science” and following sub-themes:

• Weed management in major crops and diversified cropping systems
• Weed management in conservation agriculture
• Harnessing weed-nutrient-water-tillage interactions
• Crop-weed interactions and management under changing climate
• Herbicide resistance and herbicide tolerant crops
• Biological weed management
• Herbicide residues and their mitigation
• Allelopathic interactions in weed management
• Invasive, parasitic and aquatic weed management
• Economics of weed management and impact assessment

General information

Udaipur, formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, is a historic city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it is set around a series of artificial lakes and known for its lavish royal residences. City Udaipur is known as the ‘Venice of the East’. It is also called the ‘City of Lakes’. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The grand City Palace on the banks of Pichola lake compliments the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above. Other tourist attractions near Udaipur are: Kumbhalgarh, Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Mount Abu, Nathdwara temple, Delwada temple etc. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famed miniature paintings. The city is well-connected by rail, road and air. The venue is about 2 km away from city railway station and bus stand, and about 21 km from airport. Warm clothing will be required at the time of Conference.




Registration





Registration Fee

Last Date 31 January, 2017

Category Before 31 January, 2017 After 31 January, 2017
Indian delegates (non-members) ₹ 5000 ₹ 5500
Indian delegates (ISWS life member) ₹ 4000 ₹ 4500
Indian students (non-members) ₹ 2000 ₹ 2500
Indian students (ISWS life member) ₹ 1500 ₹ 2000
Accompanied person (India) ₹ 3000 ₹ 3500
Indian industry representatives ₹ 10000 ₹ 11000
Overseas participants US $ 250 US $ 300





Call for Papers




Submit Extended Summary for Poster Paper

Last date of submission of Extended Summary is extended up to 31 January, 2017

Main theme: Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022: The Role of Weed Science

Sub-themes

1. Weed management in major crops and diversified cropping systems
2. Weed management in conservation agriculture
3. Harnessing weed-nutrient-water-tillage interactions
4. Crop-weed interactions and management under changing climate
5. Herbicide resistance and herbicide tolerant crops
6. Biological weed management
7. Herbicide residues and their mitigation
8. Allelopathic interactions in weed management
9. Invasive, parasitic and aquatic weed management
10. Economics of weed management and impact assessment



Call for oral and poster papers

Invitation is extended to participants wishing to present their research work related to one or more sub-themes through oral or poster presentation. Eminent weed scientists will be invited by the organizers for delivering lead talks on the important field of weed science. Lead talk and oral presentation has to be done on power point. Posters must be brought ready for display in 75x100 cm size.

Audio Visual and Technical Equipment

Lead and oral presentation will be done only on power point. Speakers are requested to bring a pen drive with their presentation to be loaded into the integrated computer system. For ready made posters display, a place of 75x100 cm size will be provided in a hall.


Information for submission

Extended Summary submission after delegates login





Details of Accommodation



Please fill this proforma and send it on email id. aicrpwmudr@gmail.com on or before 10th February, 2017 then we make arrange your accommodation and transportation facility smoothly


Travel plan (Proforma)

S. No. Name of Hotels /University Guest House Type of Accommodation Tariffs (Rs.)/ room/day on twins
sharing for two persons
Mode of Booking
1

Hotel Sunflower

rajpal.deepak1@gmail.com
www.hotelnarayansleela.com
Contact No: 09460874007
Double 1000-1200/- + Taxes www.goibibo.com
On spot
2

Hotel Madurai

hotelmaduraiudaipur@gmail.com
Contact No: 09461547397
Double 1000-1200/- + Taxes On spot
3

Hotel NarayansLeela Inn

rajpal.deepak1@gmail.com
www.hotelnarayansleela.com
Contact No: 09460874007; 0294-2413646
Double 1500-1800/- including Taxes www.goibibo.com
www.makemytrip.com
On spot
4

Hotel Vishnupriya

director@hotelvishnupriya.com
www.hotelvishnupriya.com
Contact No: 0294-2421313
Double 2500-3000/- including taxes www.goibibo.com
www.makemytrip.com
On spot
5

Hotel Treebo Park Classic

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www.theparkclassic.com
Contact No: 0294-2411868
Double 1500-2000/- including Taxes www.goibibo.com
www.makemytrip.com
On spot
6

Hotel Raghu Mahal

www.raghumahalhotels.com
raghumahallotels@gmail.com
Contact No: 09414158374; 0294-2425690
Double 2200-3000/- + Taxes www.goibibo.com
www.makemytrip.com
On spot
7

Guest House

Double 500-1000/- On spot
Limited accommodation
8

Dormitory

Eight Bed 100/- per head On spot
Only for students




ISWS Awards



ISWS AWARDS FOR THE BIENNIUM 2014-15

Last date receiving applications extended up to 31 January, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT
The Indian Society of Weed Science has instituted various Awards for recognizing significant contributions of senior, middle level and young scientists to promote weed science research. These awards are presented biennially at the time of Biennial Conference organised by the Society. Nominations from the eligible life members of the Society are invited for the following categories of Awards for the biennium 2014-15.


The awards are open to all the Indian Scientists who have worked or working in India or abroad, in the field of Weed Science subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria laid down for the respective award.
The awardee must be Annual or Life Member of the Indian Society of Weed Science. (If any non-member wishes to apply, he/she should become a member before submission of application for the award).
No member of the Executive Committee (EC) shall be a member of the Judging Committee/Search Committee.
No member from the Executive Committee (EC) will be considered for ISWS awards during his/her EC term.
It may not be necessary to have a Separate Judging Committee/Search Committee for each ISWS Award. The EC may constitute one, two or more Judging Committees/Search Committees for recommending names for ISWS Awards.
The EC shall finalize and approve the names of ISWS Awards, whose decision shall be final and binding.
Evaluation for all the ISWS Awards shall be made based on score system developed for each award. The awards shall be given strictly on merit. However, minimum qualifying marks shall be 60 per cent in each case.
The award is given in the biennial conference of the Society.
The Society will provide single III AC railway fare from the place of residence of the selected awardee to the place of biennial meeting and back, in case the recipient fails to get the same from his organization or the awardee who has attained superannuation.
If the applicant desires, he/she may send an advance copy, but the action will be taken only when the application is received duly sponsored by the University/Institution concerned.
Five copies of the nomination for award in the prescribed proforma duly completed in all respect and supported with one copy of documentary proof for eligibility, one copy of reprints of research publications (10 best) and testimonial in support of the information in the application may be routed through proper channel. A soft copy of the application should also be submitted through Email. iswsjbp@gmail.com
All correspondence should be made to: Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science, Directorate of Weed Science Research, Jabalpur 482 004, Madhya Pradesh.
Last date of receipt of nominations is: 31 January, 2017 Nominations received after the due date will not be considered.

Last date receiving applications extended up to 31 January, 2017


ISWS LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD­ – 2014-15 (One in two years)
Offline Form (Word) Score-card

This award has been instituted to honour weed scientists who have made outstanding professional contributions at the national level as evident from patents/technologies developed, published work and/or promoting the discipline of weed science. One award will be given in two years.
Eligibility:-
1. The award is open to all the ISWS life members. The person must be life member of ISWS for at least 15 years at the time of nomination.
2. The person must have retired from the active service before 1st January of the year of the award. However, the person(s) retired long ago can also be considered.
3. The contributions of the awardees should have national/international impact.
Mode of Selection: 1. Executive Committee (EC) of the Indian Society of Weed Science shall appoint a Judging / Search Committee of 3-5 eminent scientists.
2. Judging Committee shall invite nominations from ISWS Gold Medal / Fellows in the prescribed proforma.
3. The awardees can also be nominated by ISWS Gold Medal holders / Fellows. One ISWS Gold Medal holder / Fellow can nominate only one awardee at a time.
4. Judging Committee shall evaluate the proposals / nominations received from (2) and (3) above as per marks and guidelines given in the Evaluation Proforma. The list shall be prepared in order of merit.
5. The recommendations of the Judging Committee shall be discussed in the EC meeting whose decision shall be final and binding.
6. The recipient would be conferred the award with citation at the biennial conference of the Society.

ISWS Gold Medal – 2014-15 (One in each year)
Offline Form (Word) Score-card

The ISWS Gold Medal is conferred in recognition of professional leadership, outstanding contributions and services to the Indian Society of Weed Science rendered by the life members of the Society. One Gold Medal will be given for each year.
Eligibility:
1. The award is open to all ISWS Fellows and ISWS Recognition Award holders only.
2. The candidate must be ISWS Fellow / ISWS Recognition Award holder for at least three years at the time of inviting nominations for the award.
3. The contributions of the awardees should have national/international impact.

Mode of Selection:
1. Executive Committee of the Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS) shall appoint a Judging Committee of 3-5 eminent scientists.
2. Applicants are required to submit application in the prescribed proforma through proper channel. However, the retired persons can apply directly.
3. Judging Committee shall evaluate the proposals/nominations as per marks and guidelines given in the evaluation proforma. The list shall be prepared in order of merit.
4. The recommendations of the Judging Committee shall be discussed in the EC meeting, whose decisions shall be final and binding.
5. The recipients would be conferred the award with citation and Gold Medal at the biennial conference of the Society.

ISWS FELLOW – 2014-15 (Three in each year)
Offline Form (Word) Score-card

The ISWS Fellow is conferred in recognition of professional leadership, outstanding contributions and services to the Indian Society of Weed Science rendered by the life members of the Society. Three ISWS Fellows will be given for each year.
Eligibility:
1. The award is open to all Indian Scientists, who have worked /working, in India/ Abroad, in the field of Weed Science.
2. The candidate(s) must be a Life Member of the ISWS for at least 10 years at the time of inviting nominations for the award.
3. The contributions of the awardees should have National /International impact.
4. The candidates should be of the rank of Associate Professor or above with at least 7 years experience or Asstt. Professor / Lecturer with not less than 15 years experience.

Mode of Selection:
1. Executive Committee (EC) of the Indian Society of Weed Science (ISA) shall appoint a Search Committee of 3-5 eminent Agronomists.
2. Applicants are required to submit application in the prescribed proforma through proper channel. However, the retired persons can apply directly.
3. Judging Committee shall evaluate the proposals/nominations as per marks and guidelines given in the evaluation proforma.
4. The list shall be prepared in order of merit.
5. The recommendations of the Judging Committee shall be discussed in the EC meeting, whose decisions shall be final and binding.
6. The recipients would be conferred the award with citation and memento at the biennial conference of the Society.

Dr. T.V. Muniyappa Young Scientist Award 2014-15 (One in each year)
Offline Form (Word) Score-card

This award has been instituted to encourage/motivate young Indian scientists for high quality fundamental or applied research in the field of weed science. The award is open to all scientists in the field of weed science. One award will be given for each year.

Eligibility:
1. M.Sc. degree from any recognized University/Institute in India/abroad.
2. At least five years research experience in weed science as evident from the published work in reputed journals.
3. Age not more than 35 years as on 1st January of the year in which the applications are invited.

The candidate(s) selected for the award are awarded a citation and memento usually during the biennial meeting of the Society. The recipient of the award is expected to deliver a talk based on his contributions submitted for the award.
A panel of judges nominated by the Executive Council of the Society from time to time examines all nominations as per score system for each contribution. The evaluation report of the judges is sent to the Executive Council, whose decision is final.
Scientists interested to apply for the award should send their application through proper channel (through the University/Institute concerned) along with six copies of the publications and synopsis (about 500 words) precisely enumerating the work done and its relevance to the objective of the award. The nominations in the prescribed application form must reach the Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science by 31 December, 2016.

Adusumilli Rama Rao Best Ph.D. Thesis Award – 2014-15 (One in each year)
Offline Form (Word) Score-card

This award has been instituted to motivate high quality fundamental and applied research amongst Ph.D. scholars in India in the field of Weed Science. This is an annual award open to all Indian students in the field of Weed Science. Only those applicants will be considered for this Award whose final viva-voce examination is completed by 31st December of the year for which the award is applied. The award carries a citation and memento.

Research workers in the field of Weed Science interested to apply for this Award are required to send their applications through proper channel along with a copy of thesis submitted by them for their Ph.D. degree together with 6 copies of synopsis, highlighting the significance of research. The nomination should be accompanied by a certificate from the concerned Head of the Department that the research work of the candidate has been a significant factor in obtaining the data presented in the thesis leading to the conferment of Ph.D. degree in the field of weed science.

Application for the award together with supporting documents should be sent to Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science through the concerned Head of Department.

ISWS BEST BOOK IN WEED SCIENCE AWARD – 2014-15 (One in two years)
Offline Form (Word)

1. This award has been instituted for the books on weed science published in English or Hindi.
2. One award each for English and Hindi books will be given during the biennium.
3. The books can be authored / edited, and must contain at least 200 pages.
4. Two copies of the book should be submitted along with the prescribed proforma.
5. A Judging Committee with evaluate the books and prepare a list in order to merit based on the quality of printing, originality, applicability, publisher, and advancement in the field of weed science.
6. Recommendation of the judging Committee will be examined by the Executive Council, whose decision will be final and binding.
7. Application should be submitted through proper channel along with prescribed proforma. However, retired persons may submit directly.
8. The award will carry a certificate and memento.

ISWS Student Travel Award – 2014-15
Offline Form (Word)

1. Ph.D. students who have completed one year of study are eligible for this grant.
2. The students must be working on thesis problem related to weed science.
3. Five students will be selected based on the academic record performance so far and topic of research for participation the ISWS Conference.
4. Selected students will be provided 3rd AC Train fare and free registration at the Conference.
5. Students have already completed their Ph.D. degree will not be eligible for this grant.
6. Applications in the probed format should be submitted through the Email ID of the Chairman / advisor of the student.

ISWS Best Poster Presentation Award

Posters presented by scientists during the biennial conference organized by the Society are judged by a committee, and the first, second and third prizes carrying a citation and cash awards of Description: rs_original1,000, 750 and 500 respectively are awarded during the concluding session of the conference. Two such awards for posters presented by the PG students will also be given.





Committee



Executive Committee, ISWS


President, ISWS & Former Director, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Vice President, ISWS & Professor, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu


Vice President, ISWS & Professor, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Secretary, ISWS & Director, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Joint Secretary, ISWS & Professor, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab


Associate Professor, MPKV, Rahuri, Maharashtra


Treasurer, ISWS & Senior Scientist, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Chief Editor, ISWS & Principal Scientist, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Associate Editor, ISWS & Consultant, IDC and IRRI, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, Telangana


Editor Newsletter, ISWS & Principal Scientist, ICAR-RCER, Patna, Bihar

Local Organizing Committee

Vice Chancellor, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Director Research, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Dean, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Zonal Director Research, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Professor & Head, Department of Agronomy, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Professor, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Asstt. Prof. MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Important contacts


Dr. S.S. Burark, Convener
Director Research
MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Tel: 0294-2417334
Mobile: +91 9414808151
Email: ssburark@gmail.com

Dr. Arvind Verma, Local Organizing Secretary
Professor & PI, AICRP-WM
MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Mobile: +91 9414386205
Email: arnd_verma@rediffmail.com

Dr. A.R. Sharma, Organizing Secretary
Director, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research
Jabalpur 482 004 (M.P.)
Tel: 0761-2353138; Fax: 0761-2353129
Email: iswsjbp@gmail.com

Invited Speakers


Coming soon


Tourist Places


Travelling to Udaipur

By Air

Udaipur Airport namely Maharana Pratap Airport is located near Dabok at a distance of 22 kms from the city of Udaipur. Many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Regular air services are available for Delhi and Mumbai.

By Rail

Udaipur Railway Station is located at a comfortable distance from the city of Udaipur. Rajasthan Railways connects Udaipur station with all the other cities of Rajasthan as well as India. There are frequent trains which run to and from Udaipur connecting Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi. One can also travel to this beautiful city by the luxurious Palace on Wheels.

By Road

Udaipur is easily reachable from all the major cities of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahemdabad and Jaipur. Being easily accessible, traveling to Udaipur is not a problem.
Udaipur is well-connected by rail, road and air. The city of Udaipur has an excellent network of road to ensure you a comfortable journey. When talking about railways, Udaipur city railway station provides the best services to its passengers. If you are travelling by air, Udaipur Airport at Dabok, will offer you the quality services to add your comfort.

About Udaipur

About City Udaipur is known as the Venice of the East. It is also called the City of Lakes. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lakes is the finest example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake compliments the palace along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilp Gram festival is a center of attraction during the season. Best time to visit Udaipur, The splendid city of Udaipur observes the three main seasons, summers (Mid-March-June), monsoons (July-September) and winters (October-March) respectively. In the summer season, the temperature ranges between 38.3 and 28.8 degree Celsius. In the company of such high temperature, you might not want to visit the place and summer season is not even preferable to visit Udaipur. In the bright Sun of summers, one cannot enjoy the landscape of Udaipur. Located in the desert area, Udaipur enjoys a tropical climate. Arrival of Monsoon brings a sense of relief after the scorching summers. However, the city receives a meager amount of rainfall, approximately around 637 mm, which makes the place very humid. Winter season is considered as the best time to visit Udaipur. In winters, the temperature touches maximum of 28.3 degree Celsius and minimum of 11.6 degree Celsius. With such temperature, Udaipur experiences a pleasant climate in winters. Months from September to March make the ideal time to visit this city of lakes. If you want to enjoy Udaipur in its full glory, it would be better to plan your trip during the winters. In totality, the best time to visit Udaipur is between the months of September and March

Indian Society of Weed Science


Directorate of Weed Research (DWR), Jabalpur - 482004, (MP), India

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THANKS FOR VISITING US


Contact Information


Dr. A.R. Sharma
Organizing Secretary and Secretary ISWS,
Indian Society of Weed Science
Director, Directorate of Weed Research (DWR)
Maharajpur, Jabalpur - 482004, (MP), India

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