All India Coordinated Research Project on Weed Management (AICRP-WM)


The AICRP-Weed Control was started under USDA programme for a period of six years from April, 1978. The Ist phase centres as given below remained for six years from April, 1978 to March, 1984. The IInd phase centres -were for five years from April, 1982 to March 1987, while the IIIrd phase centres remained for four years from April, 1986 to March, 1990 under USDA finance. After the termination of USDA assistance, the centres received full fledged financial support by the ICAR as All India Coordinated Research Programme on Weed Control.
Vide council letter number NRM-24-9/2013-IA-II dated 27th November, 2014, the Diretorate was renamed as "Directorate of Weed Research (DWR)". All India Coordinated Research Project on Weed Control (AICRP-WC) was also Renamed as All India Coordinated Research Project on Weed Management (AICRP-WM).

Objectives of AICRP-WM

    • To study the weed flora and their distribution, ecology and habitat under different agro-climatic regions of the country.

    • To work out the effective and economical weed management practices for cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fodder and orchard crops under different cropping systems.

    • To find out the weed management practices in relation to effective utilization of fertilizers and manures.

    • To study ecology of most obnoxious weeds of cropped and non-cropped lands.

    • To study ecology, habitat, crop–weed relationships of aquatic, semi aquatic and parasitic weeds.

    • To study long term cumulative residue effects, if any, of herbicides and to standardize bioassay technique for estimating herbicides residue in soil, plant and water system.

    • To design and develop weed control tools and implements.


Mandate of of AICRP-WM

    • To conduct location-specific research for developing appropriate weed management technologies

    • To demonstrate the weed management technologies through on-farm adoptive trials

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खरपतवार सम्बंधित अनुसंधान व प्रबंधन तकनीकों के माध्यम से देश की जनता हेतु उनके आर्थिक विकास एंव पर्यावरण तथा सामाजिक उत्थान में लाभ पहुचाना।

"To Provide Scientific Research and Technology in Weed Management for Maximizing the Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits for the People of India."

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Jul 06, 2020