Invitation for contributions to “Memories of association with APWSS”

APWSS is celebrating fifty years of its journey at the 26th APWSS ‘Golden Jubilee’ Conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan during 19- 22 September 2017. The Organizing Committee has decided that it would be appropriate to put in record, in the form of a Celebratory Publication, the experiences, reflections, nostalgic memories of our past and present members, who have been involved in this fifty-year journey of APWSS from its inception in 1967 at Hawaii.

APWSS is planning to produce a Celebratory Volume, provisionally titled “Celebrating 50 Years of Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society, 1967-2017”. The publication will include the special presentations of the invited speakers. It will reflect on the past, and also ponder the future of Weed Science in the region, and various collaborative efforts, through the Society to improve weed management across the region and different member countries.

APWSS is inviting the Weed Scientists of Asian Pacific region and other parts of the world, to share their experiences on association with APWSS. Because of costs of publication, your memories should be limited to three typed pages with 1.5 line spacing. You may include one or two high quality scans of photographs with explanatory labels.

This invitation is for any person to send a write-up, meeting the above requirements, so that it may be assessed for suitability for inclusion, with due credit.

Please send your write-ups to: Dr. Nimal Chandrasena (e-mail: or Dr. A. N. Rao (e-mail: