INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT IS THE FUTURE
Integrated weed management (IWM) is the way to go for sustainable and resilient agriculture. IWMPRAISE is a Horizon 2020 project that will support and promote the implementation of IWM in Europe. The five-year project began in June 2017 and will run until May 2022. It is coordinated by professor Per Kudsk, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark.
The project has been granted 6.6m Euro and aims to support and promote integrated weed management (IWM) in Europe. Weed management in Europe will become more environmental friendly if the concept of integrated weed management takes better hold on European farms.
The project aims to demonstrate that IWM supports more sustainable cropping systems that are resilient to external impacts and do not jeopardise profitability or the steady supply of food, feed and biomaterials, says professor Per Kudsk.
The project consortium consists of 37 partners from eight different European countries and includes 11 leading universities and research institutes within the area of weed management, 14 SMEs and industrial partners, and 12 advisory services and end user organisations.