The Head of the Department of Agroecology and Crop Production and succeeding Dean of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Professor Josef Soukup, became the President of the European Weed Research Society on January 1st, 2022.
For more than 20 years, Professor Soukup has been a member of the EWRS, an organisation supporting research, communication and dissemination of knowledge in the area of weed science research. In 2010-2017, he served for 2 functional periods as the Scientific Secretary, and subsequently as the Vice-President in 2020-2021. Now, he will be succeeding Dr. Jukka Salonen from Finland in the role of President, who has symbolically passed the presidential gavel as the Society tradition. In his first President’s message, Prof. Soukup thanked the former President for especially excellent leadership of the Society during the pandemic times and also encourages the scientific community to participate in the 19th EWRS Symposium, being held in Athens in July.