Activities of EWRC (link)

  • Council meetings and Symposia that provided important opportunities for scientists from around Europe to exchange views, information and experience.

  • Research Groups were established to exchange information and undertake collaborative projects on annual grass weeds, aquatic weeds, bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), weed problems of mountain areas (with FAO), Equisetum spp, parasitic and hemiparasitic weeds.

  • Co-operation with other organisations was extensive.

  • Publications were seen as essential to stimulating weed control research. All symposia produced Proceedings and Weed Research rapidly became established as an international journal. By accepting papers in English, French or German it was accessible to virtually all European scientists and it has increasingly attracted contributions from all over the world. 

  • Education and Training was encouraged through an Education Committee.