Webinar Series

Training the Next Generation of Weed Scientists

The Weed Science Research Group (Centro de Herbologia) and the Crop Protection Graduate Program (Fitossanidade) of the Federal University of Pelotas (Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel), in cooperation with several institutions and scientist from Brazil and the World are getting together to provide this webinar series as a tool to train the next generation of weed scientists.

All the webinar in this series are in English and will be broadcasted in the Brazilian standard time. For more information on each webinar, please click on the title of the webinar.

This webinar series is a promotion of the Weed Science Research Group (UFPel), The Crop Protection Graduate Program (UFPel) and have the support from: The Brazilian Weed Science Society, CAPES, CNPq and FAPERGS.


Upcoming Webinars 

Host: Prof. Luis Avila

Past Webinars

Videos available in the link

June, 25th, 2020

Research Associate University of Tennessee

9:30 – São Paulo Time, Brazil

Webinar:  Application of Omics and Synthetic Biology towards the elucidation of non-target site glyphosate resistance mechanisms in Conyza

Host: Dr. Leandro Vargas

June, 18th, 2020



Webinar:Novel herbicide resistance mechanisms to synthetic auxins in weeds

9:00 AM US Mountain time (12:00 PM Brazilian Time)

Video Available Online 

June, 17th, 2020
RichardNapier,Ph.D.ProfessoratUniversityofWarwickUKWebinar: Auxin Herbicides Mode of Action1:00 PM London Time (9:00 AM Brazilian Time)

Host: Prof. Luis Avila, Ph.D.

Video Available Online 

June, 10th, 2020


Professor at the University of Tennessee – USA

Webinar:  Dicamba Off Target Movement in the United States

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 – São Paulo Time, Brazil

Video Available Online 

May 14th 2020

MithilaJugulam, Ph.D. 


Webinar: Application of Molecular Cytogenetics in Weed Science

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Brazilian 

 Video Available Online 

May 07th 2020


Professor ColumbiaUniversity

Webinar: Impact of climate change and pest management

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Brazilian standard time

Video Available Online

May the 04th 2020


HeadofCropHealth and IPM, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board – London, UK

Webinar: Does gene drive have a place in agricultural weed management?

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Brazilian standard time

Video Available Online

April the 30th 2020

MuthukumarBagavathiannan, Ph.D.

ProfessorTexasA&M University

Webinar: Precision agriculture technologies for sustainable weed management

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Brazilian standard time   

Video Available Online

April the 29th 2020



ProfessorUniversityof Arkanas

Webinar: Herbicide Metabolism in Plants

Time: 12:00 – 13:30 PM – Brazilian standard time

Video Available Online

April the 23rd 2020

HudsonTakano, Ph.D.

ResearchAssociateColorado State University

Webinar: A paradigm shift in the mode of action of glufosinate

Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM – Brazilian standard time

Video is available online

April the 16th 2020

FranckDayan, Ph.D.

ProfessorColoradoState University

Webinar: Current status and future prospects in herbicide discovery

TIME: 11:30 AM – Brazilian standard time  

Video is available online