Greetings From The Chairperson

Prof Dr Abdul Shukor Juraimi

Chairperson

The 27th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference (APWSS2019)

President, Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society

Greetings everyone!

We are please to welcome all of you to Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia for the 27th APWSS Conference to be held on 3-6 September 2019!

The 27th APWSS Conference with the theme “Weeds Science for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment” will focus on the development in the science of weed management and challenges faced by researchers, practitioners and consumers related to weed management. Fifteen topics is lined up to covers various subfields in weed management covering fundamental fields such as biology, physiology and ecology of weeds to cutting edge technology such as precision and advancement in weed control technology. We strongly belief that this upcoming conference will give an excellent opportunities to all the weed scientists, experts and academics to meet and deliberate on how the weed science management can ultimately contribute to sustainable agriculture and environment.

The host city, Kuching, is the biggest Malaysian city on Borneo and also the capital city of the state of Sarawak. Kuching’s city centre is well preserved and very compact; virtually everything that is worth seeing can be reached on foot or by local boat called sampan. The narrow, bustling streets are crammed with shops selling all manner of goods, from the mundane to the exotic. There are ornate Chinese temples, many fine examples of colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums, including the historic Sarawak Museum. For those nature lovers, Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Bako National Park are places you should have not missed.

I once again, welcome everyone to the 27th APWSS Conference in Kuching in 2019. We promise you an unforgettable sweet memories during your stay here. Looking forward to building an exciting and rewarding programme for all of you!

Thank you.

Prof Dr Abdul Shukor Juraimi
Chairperson
The 27th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference (APWSS2019)
President, Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society