Welcome to the ISTRO website
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: 12 January 2024 12 January 2024
Following an internal procedure in the ISTRO Board, the new President Elect of ISTRO was chosen. From the two strong candidates, Prof. Danijel Jug was appointed as President Elect. Prof. Lingling Li had also been nominated as regular board member of ISTRO. You can find her on the ballot for 2024, as detailed below. We congratulate Danijel with his new position as president elect and wish him good luck in his task.
|New President Elect Prof. Danijel Jug
After the ISTRO 2024 conference in September, three vacant positions at the ISTRO board will be filled. For the 2024 ballet, ISTR0 members are invited to cast their votes by email; the procedure is explained at the end of this news item.
We are happy to announce that we have four strong candidates for the three open positions for the ISTR0 Board. The candidates represent the following countries: Argentina, India, Nigeria and China; two ladies and two gentlemen. Dr. Silvia lmhoff, Argentina; Dr. Ranjan Bhattacharyya, India; Professor Azikiwe Peter 0nwualu, Nigeria; Professor Lingling Li, China. The 3 elected members for the open Board positions will replace Professor Danijel Jug (Croatia) and Professor Guillermo Siri-Prieto (Uruguay) who are serving until the ISTRO 2024 conference in Virginia Beach.
Dr. Silvia Imhoff
member Dr. Ranjan
member Prof. Azikiwe
| candidate board
Prof. Lingling Li
In the text state your name, membership number (if known) and your country. Then state the names of your three preferred candidates. All votes received will be acknowledged.
Voting will close at midnight on 29 February 2024 !
Only votes from ISTRO members whose membership is up-to-date will be counted – so please ensure you membership dues have been paid.
- Published: 22 November 2023 22 November 2023
November 22nd 2023 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the november 2023 issue, is available for download. In this issue:
- 22nd ISTRO conference 2024 in Virginia Beach USA
- 1st International Scientific Conference "Agricultural Challenges to Climate Change – A3C
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- New Books
"Agricultural Challenges to Climate Change – A3C", was held under CROSTRO organization (Croatian Soil Tillage Research Organization) under the auspice of ISTRO (International Soil Tillage Research) and many others supportive institutions / organizations, from 19-22 September, 2023, Osijek, Croatia.
More than 100 scientists from 25 countries, with 51 announcements addressed to agriculture and climate change attended the Conference. The main theme of the Conference "The role and status of modern agriculture in climate change: Innovative and sustainable approaches" was chosen to highlight the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to issues of sustainability of agricultural production in changing agroecological conditions.
The conference book of abstracts can be downloaded HERE.
- Published: 27 October 2023 27 October 2023
Registration is open for the 22nd International Soil Tillage Research Organisation (ISTRO) International Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, USA!
--- For more information and links click HERE for the conference website ---
ISTRO promotes engagement among scientists working with and researching soil tillage, field traffic, and their relationship with soil, environment, land use and crop production. This conference is your opportunity to meet with other researchers, share research, and stimulate new collaborations and ideas for the advancement of soil and crop production sciences.
ISTRO 2024's theme is “Living Roots, Living Soil” to focus on regenerative agriculture, soil health, cover crops, residue systems and sustainable crop production as a whole. We aim to focus on how sustainable practices impact soils. Many topic areas of interest to many disciplines will be covered.
The conference will take place in the United States’ renowned and exciting east coast resort city of Virginia Beach, VA. Life here is good because of all the natural beauty that surrounds this resort town perfectly paired with a flourishing local culinary scene, rich history, a variety of arts and entertainment and family-friendly attractions that keeps locals and visitors entertained year-round.
It's no secret that Virginia Beach is known as one of the happiest communities in the country!
We look forward to seeing you in Virginia Beach in September 2024!
> Conference Website: HERE.
> Important dates can be found HERE.
> The conference flyer can be found HERE.
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Mark S. Reiter, Ph.D
ISTRO President, Director/Professor
Eastern Shore Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Virginia Tech
33446 Research Drive, Painter, VA 23420, USA