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An audit was made for weed science in Iran by Iranian Society of Weed Science for the years 2009 and 2010. All the information was collected by filling special forms. Other information was collected by media search. All collected data was processed and analyzed according to the requirements of this report. Results indicated that the number of MSc candidates accepted for weed science in six state universities was 86 and ten Islamic Azad university branches, 443, during the two years of this survey. At the same period, 18 PhD candidates were accepted in the two state universities (Tehran and Mashhad). The number of scientific body of weed science specialists at the above mentioned universities was 18 in state and 10 in Islamic Azad university branches. In the research sector, there were 97 researchers active in weed research at the Ministry of Agriculture research units of whom 41 were members of the scientific body. A total of 356 scientific articles were published during this study period, of which 30 were ISI grade and 9 extension category. Amongst the 30 ISI articles, 21 were from state universities, 6 Islamic Azad university branches and 3 from agricultural research units. It was also shown that 62.02% of all the published articles were of basic nature and 37.92%, applied. The above data also revealed that, on the average, for every member of the scientific body of universities and research units, 2.56 articles have been published (3.81 for state universities, 1.67 for Islamic Azad university branches and 1.76 for agricultural research units). As for articles presented at Iranian and foreign conferences, a total of 620 articles were recorded. The subject of 194 were chemical, 168 non-chemical, 180 basic and 78 biological studies. During This period, 15 weed science books (12 authored, 3 translations) were published, four of which belonged to state universities, one from Islamic Azad university branches and 10 from agricultural research units. During the period of this survey, 240 theses were presented, of which 71 belonged to state universities and 169 came from Islamic Azad university branches.