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On this site you will find information about the International Soil Tillage Research Organisation (ISTRO), which focusses on the impact and consequences of various soil tillage (including no-till) practices and from field traffic. More information about the organisation itself can be found on the organisation page.
- Published: 15 December 2021 15 December 2021
December 15th 2021 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the December 2021 issue, is available for download. In this issue:
- ISTRO 2022 conference update - abstract submission extended
- Thomas Keller new Editor-in-Chief of Soil and Tillage Research
- Orbituary Anthony Roger (Tony) Dexter
- 2nd ISTRO Working Group – Conservation Soil Tillage Workshop
- Next WG-CST meeting
- Vacant PhD position on soil compaction at Aarhus University
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- New books
The December 2021 issue of ISTRO info contains important information about the ISTRO2022 conference: abstract submission for the 22nd ISTRO international Conference (now ISTRO2022) is still open with an extended submission deadline on 17th December 2021.
The deadline has been extended due to the limited number of abstracts received so far. This is likely due to the uncertainties due to the COVID19 situation etc. The appearance of the Omicron variant has not made it better. More than 100 submitted abstracts are needed to make a physical conference viable. Otherwise, the physical conference will have to be cancelled and some alternative put in place.
Go to www.istro2021.com for abstract submission details. Acceptance notifications will be issued in late January. (Image: ISTRO conference website frontpage.)
- Published: 17 November 2021 17 November 2021
Loraine ten Damme completed her PhD last april at the Aarhus University in Denmark, where she did her PhD work in the department of Agroecology and section of Soil Physics, under supervision of dr. Mathieu Lamandé and prof. Lars J. Munkholm.
Loraine has been a valuable support for ISTRO during her PhD research; among others, she took care of the layout of ISTRO Info, our periodic newsletter.
The ISTRO board congratulates Loraine with her PhD degree and has awarded her a 3-year ISTRO membership. Loraine has started working for Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala in a post-doc position.
The thesis written by Loraine is called 'Revealing key processes of soil structure deformation after traffic' and can be downloaded HERE.
- Published: 22 September 2021 22 September 2021
September 21st 2021 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the September 2021 issue, is available for download. In this issue:
- ISTRO 2022 conference update
- 2022 Scholarship call
- Upcoming meetings and events
- New books
The September 2021 issue of ISTRO info is dedicated to news on the ISTRO2022 conference. To support the attendance of young researchers in these challenging (post) COVID1-19 times, ISTRO has increased the number of scholarships from 4 to 14 (more info in the September issue). Please forward this information to young colleagues who might be interested in applying. Also, remember to tell them that an ISTRO membership is mandatory for all applicants.
Ireland has now opened for international travel. There are still some restrictions in place, but for people who have been vaccinated travel is now quite straightforward. Quarantine restrictions remain in place for people arriving from some countries. It is not possible to forecast exactly what restrictions will be in place next May, but all the signs are that Ireland will be fully open for business and we will be able to run a face-to-face conference successfully.
Abstract submission for the 22nd ISTRO international Conference (now ISTRO2022) will open on 20th September 2021 with a submission deadline on 3rd December 2021. Acceptance notifications will be issued in late January. Go to www.istro2021.com for abstract submission details after 20th September.
(Image: ISTRO conference website frontpage: www.istro2021.com.)