EWRS Workshop 'Integrated Weed Management (IWM) systems in the agroecology context; new challenges'
Meeting of the WG 'Sustainable Use of Herbicides'
Cambridge, UK, 24th to 26th of May 2023
Tuesday 23rd of May
Free night, city centre gathering of participants (to be communicated)
Wednesday 24th of May
Session 1 - Chair: D. Chachalis, M. Simic (Scientific Programme)
Alistair Murdoch: Implications of weed seed ecology for integrated weed management and the sustainable use of herbicides
Roland Beffa: Herbicide resistance prediction models to optimize Integrated Weed Management.
Session 2 - Chair: L. Tatnell, J. Storkey
J. Orson: The context of IWM systems
A. Tataridas: GOOD-Agroecology for Weeds: a European project for the promotion of agroecological weed management
D. Andujar: Classifying RGB images of weeds and maize using RetinaNet One-Step Neural Networks
D. Chachalis: NANOSHIELD-Developing nanochitosan-based plant growth regulation products
J. Storkey: Is IWM a staging post on the way to agroecological weed management ?
Focus group discussion
Thematology is about IWM systems in agroecology context; scope is a joint review paper to be submitted in the Weed Research Journal by the working group active members
Session 3 - Chair: F. Vidotto, I. Calha
P. Rydahl: Potentials and scalability of a DSS for Integrated Weed Management named ‘IPMwise’
R. Hall: Rothamsted’s Alopecurus myosuroides (black-grass) farm network, has black-grass abundance changed in the UK since 2014?
W. Smith: A demonstration of banded herbicides and inter-row cultivation to reduce the intensity of weed populations
J. Clark: Wheat contra weed: Identifying wheat germplasm for enhanced competition against black-grass
N. Brocklehurst: Predicting global herbicide resistance hotspots using a 30-year-old database and machine-learning techniques
Focus Group - Chair: Chachalis, Simic, Lynn, Orson
Focus group introduction
Focus Group work
Focus Group discussion
Thursday 25th of May
Session 4 - Chair: P. Rydahl, M. Brakov
J. Davies: Drones, robots and digital tools: Are they the future of agriculture?
M. Brakov: Reduction and optimization of herbicides use: adjuvants and nozzles
D. Chachalis: Framing the role of glyphosate in major Greek perenial crops: The outcome of Focus Group analysis
L. Tatnell: Alternative weed management: adapting technologies to different crops
E. Dearlove: Needs, gaps and barriers for alternative weed management; insight from a 2023 stakeholder survey.
Session 5 - Chair: R. Hull, S. Fogliatto
LP Pismarovic: Can phenolic acids contribute to herbicide reduction in Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. control?
M. Simic: Long-term effects of three-crop rotation on weed control in maize
S. Cook: Can hybrid barley be used to reduce seed return in Alopecurus myosuroides (black-grass) Anisantha sterilis (Barren brome) and Lolium multiflorum (Italian ryegrass)
F. Vidotto: Precision weed control for false seedbed termination in Italian rice fields
S. Fogliatto: Weed control with green mulch in rice and maize in Italy
Lunch boxes (baguette, water, fruit)
Field trip: NIAB Research Field Station
Group Dinner: Trinity College Hall
Friday 26th of May
Session 6 - Chair: W. Smith, N. Brocklehurst
IM Calha: Branched broomrape control in processing tomato with green technologies
J. Cussans: The rise of Italian Rye-grass as a weed in UK agriculture
P. Rydahl: Demonstration of a free demo version of IPMwise - a DSS for Integrated Weed Management, with initial customization for conditions in UK
JM Montul: Potentials and scalability of a DSS named ‘IPMwise’ integrated with ‘RoboWeedMaps’ for determination of weed infestations
D. Loura: Different weed management approaches in wheat
Wrap up by D. Chachalis - END