Welcome Address

Ladies and gentlemen,
 
It is my honour and great pleasure to invite you to the 7th International Weed Science Congress which will be held from June 19 to 25, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The congress is organized by the International Weed Science Society (IWSS), which is celebrating 40 years of activity. After six very successful congresses in Australia (1992), Denmark (1996), Brazil (2000), South Africa (2004), Canada (2008) and China (2012), it is a big challenge for both IWSS and local organizers to uphold a very high standard of congresses and satisfy all expectations of attendees. The organizing committee is truly glad to host this prestigious event in the Czech Republic - a small, pleasant country in Central Europe with rich history, beautiful countryside, and modern infrastructure.  

Everyone from around the world is invited to come and actively participate in this gathering, get updated, and enjoy the favourable climate and social activities that will flavour the event. The Congress will consist of many plenary lectures and concurrent sessions on a variety of topics, offering weed scientists from all over the world the opportunity to meet and present their research. We welcome not only weed scientists but also botanists, plant physiologists, geneticists, ecologists, agronomists, engineers and others, who interact with, or conduct activities related to weed science and bring cutting-edge views and innovative solutions. Because weeds and weed management are a source of many environmental and socio-economic issues, attendance of various stakeholders and decision makers is highly appreciated.

As an amendment of the scientific program, excursions are scheduled in different destinations according to specific interests of attendees. Experimental facilities of academic institutions, production farms, agricultural exhibitions, countryside excursion etc. will be visited with additional cultural and social programs. Moreover, participation in IWSC 2016 is for you a unique occasion to visit Prague, one of the most charismatic cities on Earth, renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, friendly people, and a fun-loving culture.

The Local Organizing Committee cordially welcomes you to Prague!

Prof. Josef Soukup
Congress Convenor
Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee