Physical and cultural weed control tools and their influence on herbicide resistance evolution
Joint workshop of the Working Groups Physical and Cultural Weed Control and Herbicide Resistance - EVENT SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Lelystad, The Netherlands, 6th to 7th of April 2020
During this workshop we will have an excursion day with visit of field trials on physical and cultural weed control tools, and a visit to companies working in the field.
Joint workshop of the Working Groups ‘Physical and Cultural Weed Control’ and ‘Herbicide Resistance’ entitled "Physical and cultural weed control tools and their influence on herbicide resistance evolution"
Wageningen and Lelystad, The Netherlands
6 - 7 April 2020
THE MEETING IS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
The WG-coordinators will keep the participants informed on rescheduling of this event.
During this workshop we will have an excursion day with visit of field trials on physical and cultural weed control tools, and a demonstration tools of companies working in the field.
The first day will be dedicated to the discussion on the efficacy of physical and cultural weed control tools (crop rotation, cover crops, mechanical weeding, physical weeding), and their possible use in the context of herbicide resistance evolution and management will be discussed.
Proposals for contributions are welcome by completing the registration form and can send it to both Roland Beffa and Marleen Riemens, no later than the 28th of February 2020.
The Workshop will take place at the locations of Wageningen University and Research in Wageningen and Lelystad, the Netherlands.
Accommodations and meals
Accommodation for a limited number of participants has been reserved at the Reehorst hotel (near Wageningen): http://reehorst.nl/index.html
Costs for participation
The estimated cost of the registration will be approximately 200 € for regular members of the EWRS and 80 € for student members of the EWRS. Non-EWRS members will be charged an extra fee of 60 €, which is the yearly membership price for the EWRS. Non-member students will be charged an extra fee of 30 €, which is their yearly membership price for the EWRS. The registration fee will cover: Welcome drink and light meal on Sunday evening, lunches and morning and afternoon coffee during the workshop, diner on Monday, transport from your hotel to the venue, and the excursion on Tuesday.
The keynote theme of the workshop is “Physical and cultural weed control tools and their influence on herbicide resistance evolution".
The workshop aims to be informal and to stimulate as much discussion as possible among participants. We will combine plenary scientific sessions with oral and poster presentations, concurrent round-table discussions, and a final plenary session (reports on round-table discussions, directions for the future, etc.). You are most welcome to suggest relevant speakers and themes.
Abstracts and Proceedings
Abstracts are mandatory for all presenters. Everybody must submit a final abstract by e-mail to: and . You can use the registration form. One-page abstracts of all scientific contributions will be available at the workshop.
Please complete the registration form before February 28th 2020.
Please note that EWRS can offer travelling scholarships for young scientist who would like to attend the workshop. You are welcome to apply for a grant, if you are a MSc student, a PhD student or a post-doc and if you are less than 35 years of age. Please send your application to Roland Beffa () or Marleen Riemens ()
Important dates and deadlines
28th February 2020: Deadline for registration
28th February 2020: Abstract submission deadline
1st March 2020: Deadline for payment of workshop fee
- Roland Beffa, Bayer, Germany
- Marleen Riemens, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
- Marleen Riemens, Wageningen University and Research
- Sengul Balci, Wageningen University and Research
Meeting format and scope
Keynote speakers (30min presentation)
Attendee presentation (oral, 15min; poster)
One day of presentation and discussion. One day excursion, mechanical weed / soil management / field experimentation. About 40ha dedicated to new forms of agriculture and strip cropping.
- Non-chemical weed control
- Weed resistance evolution in that context (focus on the European context)
- Arable crops / Non arable crops
- Sunday April 5th: arrival in Wageningen – hotel in Wageningen to be booked by each attendee
- Monday April 6th: Talk and presentation in Wageningen / Location will be announced
- Tuesday April 7th: Transfer with the bus to the experimental station in Lelystad/ close to Schiphol airport
- End of afternoon, take the train or plane back home or possibility to be back in Wageningen for one additional evening and night and leave on Wednesday 8th of April.
Sunday April 5th. Evening get together (location will be announced)
Monday April 6th
Plenary session: 2h
Oral presentation 2h (8 presentations)
Lunch at 12h30
Group work at 13h30 2h organized by table / 1 person responsible per table / around 8 persons per table (total 5 tables).
Break 15 min
Summary and wrap up 1h
Tuesday April 7th
- Travel to the Mechanical Weed Control manufacturers and Experimental station (Bus)
- Observation of the different approaches and tools.
- Back home (plane or train from Schiphol) or bus to Wageningen