EWRS Working Group meeting 'Physical and Cultural Weed Control'

This event has been cancelled for the dates in June 2023 and postponed to May 2024

Wageningen, The Netherlands, 27th to 29th of May 2024

Workshop of the EWRS working group “Physical and cultural weed control”, Wageningen, Netherlands  -  POSTPONED to May 27th-29th, 2024

The WG meeting 'Physical and Cultural Weed Control' has been cancelled for the dates from 19th to 21st June.  Due to the numerous working group meetings this year, the minimum number of participants could not be reached.

However, the workshop will be organized in next year at Wageningen: from 27th to 29th of May 2024.

Please contact the WG leader Judith Wirth judith.wirth@agroscope.admin.ch if you already paid the registration fee and if you want to be refunded. There is also the possibility that the EWRS keeps the money until the workshop takes place.

The event provides a platform to learn and exchange about recent developments, trends and ideas in the domain of physical and cultural weed control. Scientific talks will provide new insight in this area. Different discussion groups will allow participants to exchange ideas, pose questions, and share experiences and solutions on a number of important topics. We encourage you to make suggestions for discussion topics when you register. The most pertinent topics will be chosen for the workshop. On a one-day field trip, different effective weeding techniques employed by Dutch farmers will be presented. 

The major topics are

a) Cultural weed control

  • Cover crops
  • Crop rotation
  • Mulches, etc.
  • Preventive and cultural methods, etc. 
b) Physical weed control
  • Mechanical weeding
  • Soil tillage
  • Thermal weed control 
  • Solarization
  • Electromagnetic weed control, etc.


  EWRS member Non-member
Regular 160 220
Student (MSc-PhD) 130 160




The registration fee will cover lunches, coffee breaks and dinner on Monday evening as well as the excursion on Tuesday. The registration fee won’t cover accommodation and travel expenses. 


Travel grants to students/early career scientists

To encourage early career scientists to attend the meeting, subsidies are being made available through the EWRS.
You can apply by sending an e-mail to: judith.wirth@agroscope.admin.ch
A limited number of subsidies to students and early career scientists will be awared. The maximum amount of the refund will be based on the number of applicants, but can not exceed 500 €. 
Applications need to include:
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Estimate of the costs for travel and accommodation
  • Statement from the home institute that they will cover the remainder of the expenses for travel and accommodation, should the travel grant be awarded

Registration, abstract submission and deadlines

1st of March 2023
Please send topics for discussion workshops directly by e-mail to: judith.wirth@agroscope.admin.ch
Please use the “contributions” button to submit your abstract.
Abstract submission template: 
You will need to write your abstract directly in the online form - you can also copy and paste as plain text.
Just to have an idea, here is a template in  (word) or in pdf
14th of April 2023 - extended until 21st April 2023
Deadline for abstract submission
10th of March 
Registration open via EWRS website
7th of May
Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee
31st of May
Second circular containing the scientific program and an updated information



We suggest to make a hotel reservation in Ede: Reehorst https://www.hotelreehorst.nl/. This will be a 5 min walk from the venue and trainstation Ede-Wageningen.