EWRS webinar series 2021 Part 3: Novel research and applications for Integrated Weed Management

Presentations by Prof. Per Kudsk, Aarhus University, Denmark and Dr. Marleen Riemens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

online webinar 14:00 - 15:30 CET, 10th of March 2021

EWRS webinar series 2021

This year, a group of EWRS members got together to develop a webinar series covering a wide range of innovative topics that are of interest to everyone involved in weed science and management. Join our webinars to follow a stimulating discussion about the latest research tools and management practices for sustainable weed management. You can download the full programme HERE.

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Prof. Per Kudsk, Aarhus University, Denmark, on 10th of March 2021 will refer on: "IPM legislation and implementation in the European Union" and Dr. Marleen Riemens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, will give insights on: "An IWM framenwork to support design and adoption of IWM strategies at farm level".


Prof. Per Kudsk - Aarhus University, Denmark: 

IPM legislation and implementation in the European Union. 

Short CV
Per Kudsk is Professor and Head of the Crop Health Section at the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Denmark. He has done research on various aspects of weed management but recently he has become increasingly involved in research activities focusing on Integrated Pest Management. He has co-ordinated several national and international research projects. Currently he is coordinating the EU H2020 project IWMPRAISE. He served as President of the European Weed Research Society from 2008 to 2009. In 2014, he was appointed Honorary Member of the Weed Science Society of America. He is regularly involved in research based policy support on IPM and other crop protection issues. 


Pesticide legislation in the European Union (EU) is generally considered the most comprehensive and stringent in the world. Directive 2009/118, the so-called Sustainable Use Directive (SUD), provides a framework to achieve sustainable pesticide use and to promote low-pesticide farming in the EU. The SUD introduced the term IPM into the EU legislation. In the webinar, some of the initiatives taken to develop and promote the implementation of IPM will be presented and the perspectives for future weed management in the EU. 


Dr. Marleen Riemens - Wageningen University, The Netherlands: 

An IWM framework to support design and adoption of IWM strategies at farm level. 

Short CV

Dr. Ir. Marleen Riemens studied Plant Breeding and Crop Protection at Wageningen University and obtained a PhD from the Crop and Weed Ecology group of Wageningen University in 2009. Since 2003 she works at Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) at different groups in different positions. She is currently head of the scientific research team Crop protection that focusses on IPM (Integrated Pest Management) in an ICM (Integrated Crop Management) context in arable and vegetable production systems at WUR.  



IWM is a part of integrated crop management (ICM) and adoption of IWM is an important driver for ICM. Within the project IWMPRAISE we developed a novel framework for integrating and implementing existing and novel approaches to IWM. One of the barriers to the uptake of IWM is that it requires the replacement of a simple system based on herbicides with a more complex, knowledge intensive system. During this webinar the framework for IWM, current perspectives of farmers and experts on IWM and practical examples of IWM integration in a broader ICM context in demonstration and farmer fields are presented and discussed.