About Us

The Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society (APWSS) is an international body that can express regional views on all issues relating to weeds and their management. The Society is composed of Executive Members from National Weed and Plant Protection Societies that have weed management as a major focus. APWSS has affiliations with all major National Weed and Plant Protection Societies in the Asian-Pacific Region.

The Society promotes weed management, and its practitioners, through the promotion of research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers.

Objectives of APWSS

Under the APWSS set of society rules, the object of APWSS is to encourage and foster the study and promotion of weed science and technology in the Asian-Pacific region and in particular to:

APWSS officers

President: Dr. Abdul Shukor Juraimi
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture,
Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Daral Ehsan, Malaysia
E-mail: ashukorjuraimi@gmail.com
Vice President: Dr. Chanya Maneechote
Senior Expert in Weed Science, Department of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, 50 Phaholyothin Road
Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
E-mail: chanyaku36@gmail.com
Secretary General: Dr. A. N. Rao
Consultant, ICRISAT Development center (IDC) & International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics; Building # 303,
ICRISAT; Patancheru,  India - 502324
E-mail: anraojaya1@gmail.com
Treasurer:Dr. Michael Renton
University of Western Australia, Australia
E-mail: michael.renton@uwa.edu.au
Chief Editor: Dr. Nimal Chandrasena
Principal Ecologist, GHD Pty Ltd., Level 2, 20,
Smith Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia
E-mail: nimal.chandrasena@ghd.com
Chairperson, APWSS Advisory Council: Dr. Steve W. Adkins
Professor in Plant Physiology
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, (SAFS) I Centre for Plant Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation|
The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072 Brisbane, Australia
E-mail: s.adkins@uq.edu.au

APWSS Executive officers 2017

Australasian representative
Dr Michael Widderick
Agri-Science Queensland
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leslie Research Facility, 13 Holberton Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350, Australia
E-mail: Michael.Widderick@daf.qld.gov.au
Bangladesh representative
Dr. Md. Hazrat Ali
Professor Department of Agronomy
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University,
Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
E-mail: hazratali11@yahoo.com
China representative
Dr Chaoxian Zhang
Department of Weed and
Rodent Science,
Institute of Plant Protection,
Chinese Academy
of Agricultural Sciences,
No 2 west Yuanming Yuan Road,
Haidian, Beijing 100193, CHINA
E-mail: cxzhang@wssc.org.cn
Indonesia representative
Dr. Denny Kurniadie
Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, PajajaranUniversity, Bandung,  INDONESIA E-mail: kurniadie@hotmail.com
India representative
Dr. V.Pratap Singh
Professor Agronomy
President, Indian Society of Weed Science,
G.B.P.U.A & T, Pantnagar-263145.
U.S. Nagar, Uttarakhand, India
E-mail: vpratapsingh@rediffmail.com
Japan representatives
Dr. Hisashi Kato-Noguchi
Faculty of Agriculture and Graduate School of Agriculture,
Kagawa University, Miki, Kagawa 761-0795, Japan
E-mail: hisashi@ag.kagawa-u.ac.jp
Korea representative
Dr Do-Soon Kim
 Assist. Professor,
Dept. of Plant Sci.,
Seoul National University  KOREA
Email: dosoonkim@snu.ac.kr
Malaysia representative
Dr Baki Bin Bakar
Department of Botany
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
E-mail:  baki@um.edu.my
New Zealand representative
Dr Anis Rahman
Team Leader,
Plant Protection AgResearch,
Ruakura Research Centre
Hamilton, NZ
E-mail: anis.rahman@agresearch.co.nz
Pakistan representative
Dr (Ms.) Saima Hashim
Associate Professor,
Department of Weed Science,
The University of Agriculture Peshawar,
Email: saima.hashim@gmail.com
Philippines representative
Dr Aurora M. Baltazar
Crop Protection Cluster,
College of Agriculture,
University of the Philippines
Los Banos, College,
Laguna 4031
E-mail: am_baltazar@yahoo.com
Sri Lanka representative
Dr Anurudhike Abeysekera
Head plant protection,
Rice Research and Development Institute,
Department of Agriculture,
Ibbagamuwa, SRI LANKA
E-mail: anuru@sltnet.lk
Taiwan, Republic of China representative
Dr. Zhi-Wei YANG
Associate Researcher,
Taoyuan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station,
Council of Agriculture of Republic of China
E-mail: zwyang@tydais.gov.tw
Thailand representatives
Dr Chanya Maneechote
Plant Protection Research and Development
Office Department of Agriculture,
Ministry of Agriculture and
Phaholyothin Road,
Bangkok 10900, THAILAND
E-mail: mchanya36@hotmail.com
USA representative
Dr. Prasanta C Bhowmik
Professor at University of Massachusetts,
E-mail: pbhowmik@pssci.umass.edu
Vietnam representative
Associate Professor Duong Van Chin

Dr. Nguyen Khoi Nghia
Department of Weed Science
and Cropping System,
Cuulong Delta Rice Research Institute,
Omon Cantho
E-mail: duongchin@hotmail.com
Dept. of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture & Applied Biology, Cantho University E-mail: nknghia@ctu.edu.vn
Iran representative
Dr M. H. Rashed Mohassel
Professor, Department of Agronomy
College of Agriculture,
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad,
Mashhad, IRAN
E-mail: mhrashed@yahoo.com

APWSS Region Society Presidents

Australasian President
Dr Trevor James
Plant Protection
Ruakura Research Centre
Hamilton, NZ
E-mail: Trevor.james@agresearch.co.nz
Bangladesh President
Md. Hazrat Ali
Department of Agronomy
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka, 1207, BANGLADESH
E-mail: hazratali11@yahoo.com.
China President
Professor Chaoxian Zhang
Department of Weed and
Rodent Science,
Institute of Plant Protection,
Chinese Academy
of Agricultural Sciences,
No 2 West Yuanming Yuan Road,
Haidian, Beijing 100094, CHINA
E-mail: cxzhang@wssc.org.cn
Indonesian President
Denny Kurnradie
Faculty of Agriculture,
Pajajaran University,
Email: kurniadie@hotmail.com
Japan President
Dr. Prof. Tohru Tominaga
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, JAPAN
E-mail: tominaga@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Korea President
Dr. Bong Jin Chung
  E-mail: chungbj@dongbu.com
Malaysia President
Dr Mohammad Roff
Malaysian Plant Protection Society
P.O Box 12351,
50774 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
E-mail: zali@mardi.my
New Zealand President
Ms Karyn Froud
MAF Biosecurity NZ
P.O. Box 2095
Auckland 1015
E-mail: Karyn.froud@maf.govt.nz
Pakistan President
Dr Khan Bahadar Marwat
NWFP Agriculture University
Peshawar, 25130
E-mail: kbmarwat@yahoo.com
Philippines President
Mr Armand Bantoc
General Manager,
Sportos Agrichem Corporation,
11017 Palm Drive,
Faculty Village,
Los Banos,
E-mail: armandjosephslugger@yahoo.com
Primary Contact SriLanka
Dr Buddhi Marambe
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradenya
E-mail: bmarambe@pdn.ac.lk
Thai President
Dr Sombat Chinawong
Faculty of Agriculture
Kasetsart University,
Bangkok 10903 THAILAND
E-mail: agrsbc@yahoo.com
Vietnam President
Associate Professor
Nguyen Van Tuat
Deputy Director of Vietnam Academy
of Agricultural Sciences Institute,
Thanh Tri District,
Email: vaas@hn.vnn.vn
USA President
John Jachetta
  E-mail: jjjachetta@dow.com
Indian President
NT Yaduraju
Agri-Consultant No 51,
Laxmivihar Hyderabad - 500019
E-mail: nyaduraju @gmail.com
Iran President
Dr M. H. Rashed Mohassel
Crop Protection Research Inistitute,
Department of Weed Science,
Tehran, IRAN
E-mail: mhrashed@yahoo.com