Summer School on “Weed Mapping as a Tool in Plant Ecology and Weed Management”
Summer School on “Weed Mapping as a Tool in Plant Ecology and
Venue: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
Duration of the program: 6 days
Tentative date: 16-21 July, 2018
This event will be supported by the European Weed Research Society (EWRS) under the auspices of the Weed Mapping Working Group and in cooperation with two Universities, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Agricultural University of Athens and private co-operators.
Scope: Graduate students and limited number of Institutions scientists to take knowledge and experience in implementation of classical and new tools and methods in weed mapping through theoretical courses and practical training in fields.
Objectives: Methodological training in the collection of data. Identification of weed frequency ranks. Introduction to specific statistics and geostatistical tools. Analysis of results in relation to environmental and farm data. Analysis of the spatial weed distribution. Production of weed maps. Applications in precision weed control.
Trainees group: 20 MSc, Ph.D. students and a limited number of professionals in weed science, agronomy, crop protection or plant ecology.
Thematic issues of the program are as follows:
- Application areas: arable weeds, vegetation of pastures and meadows, invasive weeds, rare weeds, resistant weeds
- Assessments methods for different crops and scale approaches
- Statistical methods for spatial and non-spatial statistical evaluation
- Preparation and interpretation of maps
- Implementation in weed management strategies
Certificate of attendance.
Professor Garifalia Economou (email@example.com), Agricultural university of Athens
Dr. Hansjoerg Kraehmer (Kraehmer-Hofheim@t-online.de), former EWRS President
Assistant Professor Michaela Kolarova (firstname.lastname@example.org), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
More details about the Summer School Program, social events and of crediting on the Weed Mapping WG website www.ewrs.org/weed_mapping.asp.