Message from the President

Dear cherished Members of the Society,

Hello! On behalf of the 36th Council, I welcome you. To those who are long-timers, I thank you for your continuing support, and to those newcomers, welcome again! Having been a member of this Society for many years, I can assure you that you have made a wise decision in joining our Society.

The Malaysian Plant Protection Society was established in 1976 aiming to serve as a platform to discuss and generate knowledge pertaining to plant protection in Malaysia, and to disseminate such knowledge effectively. Through meetings, seminars and publication like this newsletter, our society has a wide reach, bridging the very related but oft separated scientific, industrial, government and grassroots communities. The success of our commitment is reflected in the growing number and diversity of the Society’s members.

Going forward the Society aims to further consolidate its organization and contribution to the society through various activities planned from time to time. Last but not least, I hope we will meet in future MAPPS activities. Together, let’s grow MAPPS to its true potentials and be the flag-bearers of plant protection in Malaysia!

Thank you.

MAPPS 36th Council

Graduate Student Excellence Awards 2020 (Faculty of Agriculture, UPM)

The Faculty of Agriculture, UPM – Graduate Student Excellence Awards 2020 sponsored by MAPPS has been announced.

Congratulation to Ms. Farah Dina bt. Mohd Na’im on the winning of the award.

Linked Document: UPM Faculty of Agriculture – Notice of Graduate Student Excellence Awards 2020, MAKLUMAN ANUGERAH GRADUAN CEMERLANG 2020 FAKULTI PERTANIAN UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA [PDF]

Conference Announcement: The 27th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference 2019


September 3-6, 2019
The 27th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference 2019 (27th APWSS)
Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Registration & Submission:  http://www.apwss2019.org
Conference brochure: PDF download

We are pleased to inform that the Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society (APWSS) and Malaysian Plant Protection Society (MAPPS) will organize  the 27th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference 2019 (27th APWSS) which will be held from September 3-6, 2019 at the Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Therefore, it is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in this conference. Carrying the theme “Weed Science for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment”, this conference will focus on developments in the science of weed management and discuss challenges faced by researchers, practitioners and consumers on problems related to weed management.

Important Dates 
Abstract deadline: May 31, 2019
Notice of acceptance : June 30, 2019

Register now and kindly visit our website at http://www.apwss2019.org for online registration.
For further information, please contact our conference secretariat, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Azura Adam at [email protected].

Conference scope:

  • Weed biology, physiology and ecology
  • Weed management in cropped areas
  • Weed management in non-cropped areas and aquatic system
  • Herbicide resistant weeds and herbicide tolerant crops
  • Allelopathy and allelochemical in weed management
  • Biological weed control
  • Climate change impact on crop-weed interaction and management
  • Invasive weed management
  • Weed risk assessment, management and quarantine method
  • Herbicide behaviour in soil and water
  • Education and extension in weed science
  • Herbicide formulation and application technology
  • Novel herbicides and herbicide mode of action
  • Utilization of weeds for value-added products
  • Precision and advances in weed control technology
KEYNOTE SPEAKERProf. Dr. Stephen Powles
Herbicide Resistance and its Management in Asian Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities
PLENARY SPEAKERSProf. Dr Emeritus Robert Zimdahl
Agriculture’s Ethical Horizon: The Role of Weed Science in Sustainable Farming
Prof. Dr. Stephen William Adkins
Impact of Climate Change on Weed Management
Prof Dr. Do-Soon Kim
Plant Image Science (Plant Phenomics) as a New Tool for Weed Research
Dr. Shiv Shankhar Kaundun
Evolution and Non-Target Site Resistance Mechanism in Weeds
Dr. Michael D. Day
Biological Weed Control: Challenges and Opportunity
Dr A.N. Rao
Future of Weed Science
Prof Dr. Samunder Singh
Ecobiology and Management of Phalaris minor

Come and join us. We look forward to meeting you!