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National Weed Science conference at PU
National Weed Science conference at PU

LAHORE: "17th National Weed Science Conference" was organized by Weed Science Society of Pakistan hosted by Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore. The theme of the conference was "Food Security through sustainable vegetation management" where Dean faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Saleem Haider welcomed all the worthy guests and highlighted the importance of weed control and management in Agriculture. President of the weed science society of Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Khan Bahadur Marwat elaborated the role of society by discussing the progress made so far in the last 16 national/international conferences and endorsed the role of weeds in economic crops along with utilization of their potential in the modern world. The chief guest, Chairman PHEC Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir expressed his broad vision and appreciated the efforts of this joint venture. Chairman Department of Food Sciences, Dr. Shinawar Waseem Ali emphasized to ensure food security by preventing crop damage and extraction of bioactive compounds as nutraceuticals. The invited weed scientists from all over Pakistan discussed many strategies related to control and eradication of weeds in all agricultural crops. Weeds are a global threat to agriculture and the economy of farmers so their eradication from fields in an effective way is imperative. New methods for killing the weeds and their role in environment sustainability were discussed. Use of weeds as bio-fertilizers and bio-fuels were recommended. Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Chairman department of weed Science, University of Peshawar thanked Dr. Shinawar Waseem Ali for actively participating and organizing this conference successfully.