The 28th APWSS Conference to be held at Phuket, Thailand during 26 to 29 November 2023           |           Weeds-Journal of the APWSS Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2022
















































About Us

The Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society (APWSS) is an international body that can express regional views on all issues relating to weeds and their management. The Society is composed of Executive Members from National Weed and Plant Protection Societies that have weed management as a major focus. APWSS has affiliations with all major National Weed and Plant Protection Societies in the Asian-Pacific Region.

The Society promotes weed management, and its practitioners, through the promotion of research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers.

  • HISTORY:

    The Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society was founded in 1967. The Society was established to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment in the Asian-Pacific region.
  • MISSION:

    The Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society, a non-profit professional society, promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers; and fosters awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems.
  • PUBLICATIONS:

    The Society publishes a newsletter and cooperates in the publication of the professional journal: Weed Biology and Management. Monographs, reference materials, and other research or educational aides are also produced from time to time.
  • MEETINGS:

    The Society's biennial meeting is held at a different location each time in the Asian-Pacific Region. These meetings provide a venue for the exchange of research and educational ideas and for discussion and activity on Society business.
  • COMMITTEES:

    The Society functions through the voluntary efforts of professionals who participate on an Executive Committee. Their time is given free to serve the membership. The Executive Committee function throughout the year and make reports at the Society’s biennial meeting.
  • SOCIETY RULES:

    The business of the Society is guided by a set of society rules and is presided over by a Board of Office Bearers consisting of the Society President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President (President  Elect), and the immediate past President. The Board meets at the biennial conference.
  • AWARDS:

    The Society provides a mechanism for recognizing scholarship in the Weed and Plant Science discipline in The Asian-Pacific Region. Members of the Society are encouraged to submit the names of colleagues who they believe set an example worthy to be followed and are deserving of recognition by the Society.

Objectives of APWSS

Under the APWSS set of society rules, the object of APWSS is to encourage and foster the study and promotion of weed science and technology in the Asian-Pacific region and in particular to:

  • Provide independent, representative leadership for weed management in the Asian-Pacific region, especially in the weed specific areas of science, policy, planning and operations;
  • Initiate and support regionally significant weed related activities to meet the interests of the APWSS society members;
  • Continue to support the APWSS Conference and provide other forums for information exchange, networking and debate;
  • Provide regional policy positions, promote weed awareness in the governments and the general communities of the region and provide a capacity to respond to regional weeds issues;
  • Support specific regional weed related publications.

APWSS officers

President: Dr. Chanya Maneechote
Senior Expert in Weed Science,
Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative,
50 Phaholyothin Road Chatuchak, Bangkok
E-mail: chanyaku36@gmail.com
Vice President: Dr. Xiangju LI
Department of Weed and Rodent Science,
Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,
No 2 west Yuanming Yuan Road,
Haidian, Beijing 100193, CHINA
E-mail: xjli@ippcaas.cn
Secretary General: Dr. Adusumilli Narayana Rao (A.N. Ro)
Consultant Scientist (Weed Science), Plot : 1294A,
Road: 63A, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033
Mobile: (+91) 9440372165
E-mail: anraojaya1@gmail.com | adusumillirao@outlook.com
Treasurer: Dr. Michael Renton
University of Western Australia, Australia
E-mail: michael.renton@uwa.edu.au
Chief Editor: Dr. Nimal Chandrasena
Principal Ecologist, Nature Consulting,
1, Kawana Court, Bella Vista, NSW 2153, Australia
E-mail: nimal.chandrasena@gmail.com
Chairperson, APWSS Advisory Council: Dr. Steve W. Adkins
Professor in Plant Physiology
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, (SAFS) I Centre for Plant Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation|
The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072 Brisbane, Australia
E-mail: s.adkins@uq.edu.au

APWSS Executive officers 2017

Australasian representative
Dr Michael Widderick
Agri-Science Queensland
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leslie Research Facility, 13 Holberton Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350, Australia
E-mail: Michael.Widderick@daf.qld.gov.au
Bangladesh representative
Prof. Dr. Parimal Kanti Biswas
Professor Department of Agronomy
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University,
Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
E-mail: parimalbiswas@hotmail.com
China representative
Professor Xiangju LI
Department of Weed and Rodent Science,
Institute of Plant Protection,
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,
No 2 west Yuanming Yuan Road,
Haidian, Beijing 100193, CHINA
E-mail: xjli@ippcaas.cn
Indonesia representative
Prof Dr Nanik Sriyani
Professor of Weed Science,
University of Lampung, Indonesia
E-mail: nanik:naniksriyani@unila.ac.id
India representative
Dr Sushil Kumar
President, ISWS
Indian Society of Weed Science &
Principal Scientist,
ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research
Jabalpur -482 004, M.P., INDIA

Mobile No: 09425186747
E-mail: sknrcws@gmail.com
Japan representatives
Dr Dr Guang-Xi Wang
Faculty of Agriculture and Graduate School of Agriculture, Meijo University, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 468-8502, Japan
E-mail: kokiwang@meijo-u.ac.jp
Korea representative
Dr Do-Soon Kim
Professor, Lab. Crop Molecular Physiology & Weed Science,
Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture
& Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Email: dosoonkim@snu.ac.kr
Malaysia representative
Dr Baki Bin Bakar
Department of Botany
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
E-mail:  baki@um.edu.my
New Zealand representative
Dr Mike Cripps
Team Leader,
Michael G. Cripps, Scientist,
AgResearch NZ; Field Service Centre, PO Box 84,
Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.
E-mail: mike.cripps@agresearch.co.nz
Pakistan representative
Dr (Ms.) Saima Hashim
Associate Professor,
Department of Weed Science,
The University of Agriculture Peshawar,
Pakistan
Email: saima.hashim@gmail.com
Philippines representative
Dr. ANALIZA HENEDINA M. RAMIREZ
Associate Professor
Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College, Laguna 4031
Philippines
E-mail: amramirez@up.edu.ph
Sri Lanka representative
Dr Swarna Herath
Head plant protection,
Rice Research and Development Institute,
Department of Agriculture,
Batalagoda,
IbbagamuwTaiwana, SRI LANKA
E-mail: swarnhernth@gmail.com
Taiwan representative
Dr Yung-Fen HUANG
Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy,
National Taiwan University, No. 1, Section 4,
Roosevelt Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei 10617, Taiwan
+886-2-3366-4768
E-mail: huangy@ntu.edu.tw
Thailand representatives
Dr Chanya Maneechote
Plant Protection Research and Development
Office Department of Agriculture,
Ministry of Agriculture and
Co-operatives,
Phaholyothin Road,
Chatuchak,
Bangkok 10900, THAILAND
E-mail: mchanya36@hotmail.com
USA representative
Dr Prasanta C Bhowmik
Professor at University of Massachusetts,
USA
E-mail: pbhowmik@pssci.umass.edu
Vietnam representative
Dr. Ho Le Thi
Department of Weed Science
and Cropping System,
Cuulong Delta Rice Research Institute,
Omon Cantho
VIETNAM
E-mail: thihl.clrri@mard.gov.vn
Iran representative
Dr M. H. Rashed Mohassel
Professor, Department of Agronomy
College of Agriculture,
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad,
Mashhad, IRAN
E-mail: mhrashed@yahoo.com

APWSS Region Society Presidents

Australasian President
Dr Trevor James
Plant Protection
AgResearch
Ruakura Research Centre
Hamilton, NZ
E-mail: Trevor.james@agresearch.co.nz
Bangladesh President
Prof. Dr. Parimal Kanti Biswas
Department of Agronomy
Department of Agronomy,
Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU),
Dhaka, BANGLADESH
E-mail: parimalbiswas@hotmail.com.
China President
Professor Xiangju LI
Department of Weed and Rodent Science,
Institute of Plant Protection,
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,
No 2 west Yuanming Yuan Road,
Haidian, Beijing 100193, CHINA
E-mail: xjli@ippcaas.cn
Indonesian President
Denny Kurnradie
Lecturer,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Pajajaran University,
Bandung, INDONESIA
Email: kurniadie@hotmail.com
Japan President
Dr Prof. Tohru Tominaga
Professor,
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, JAPAN
E-mail: tominaga@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Korea President
Prof. Sung-Moon Kim
Kangwon National University, Korea E-mail: perfume@kangwon.ac.kr
Malaysia President
Dr Mohammad Roff
Malaysian Plant Protection Society
(MAPPS),
P.O Box 12351,
50774 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
E-mail: zali@mardi.my
New Zealand President
Ms Karyn Froud
MAF Biosecurity NZ
P.O. Box 2095
Auckland 1015
E-mail: Karyn.froud@maf.govt.nz
Pakistan President
Dr Khan Bahadar Marwat
NWFP Agriculture University
Peshawar, 25130
PAKISTAN
E-mail: kbmarwat@yahoo.com
Philippines President
Mr. Jomar P. Cruz

Philippines
E-mail: melq@marjonelq.com
Primary Contact SriLanka
Dr Buddhi Marambe
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradenya
RI LANKA
E-mail: bmarambe@pdn.ac.lk
Thai President
Dr Sombat Chinawong
Faculty of Agriculture
Kasetsart University,
Chatuchak,
Bangkok 10903 THAILAND
E-mail: agrsbc@yahoo.com
Vietnam President
Vietnam Weed Science Society
Prof. Nguyen Van Tuat
Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences Institute,
Thanh Tri District,
Hanoi, VIETNAM
Email: tuat2005@gmail.com
USA President
John Jachetta
  E-mail: jjjachetta@dow.com
Indian President
Dr Sushil Kumar
President, ISWS
Indian Society of Weed Science &
Principal Scientist,
ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research
Jabalpur -482 004, M.P., INDIA

Mobile No: 09425186747
E-mail: sknrcws@gmail.com
Iran President
Dr M. H. Rashed Mohassel
Velenjak,
Crop Protection Research Inistitute,
Department of Weed Science,
Tehran, IRAN
E-mail: mhrashed@yahoo.com