Inauguration of the Society


The first General Assembly of the International Parasitic Plant Society (IPPS) was held in Nantes (France) during the International Parasitic Weed Symposium on June 4, 2001.

In this meeting the General assembly elected the IPPS officers, and approved the Constitution and the nomination of the Board of Directors.


IPPS Objectives


  • Promote the study and understanding of parasitic plants.
  • Promote the exchange of information and transfer of technologies concerning parasitic plants and their control.
  • Promote the exchange of biological material relevant to parasitic plant research.
  • Form and maintain an international network for the advancement of parasitic plant research and control.
  • Convene international meetings on parasitic plants and their control.
  • Publish information of interest to persons working with parasitic plants.
  • Distribute scientific and technical publications related to parasitic plants.