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. 

Activities organised by ISTRO and other organisations concerning soil tillage can be found on the activities page. 
Further information about recent publications are found on the publications page.


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The Organising Committee of the Czech branch of ISTRO (ISTRO CZ), the Croatian Soil Tillage Research Organisation (CROSTRO), and the Hungarian branch of ISTRO (HUISTRO) is organising the 2nd Central European ISTRO Conference (CESTRO), and is inviting all interested parties to the International Scientific Conference that will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, September, 6 – 8, 2022.

The primary objective of the conference is the promotion, development and growth of interest and knowledge about soil-crop management, exchange of ideas about trends and challenges in modern agriculture. This conference, created for both the scientific community as well as experts coming from praxis, will cope with the main goals of ISTRO. The conference represents a unique opportunity for learning and exchanging opinions on different topics, which could be helpful in harmonising soil and plant health in agroecosystems all over the world.

  • Registration for this event will be open from April 1st 2022.
  • More information about the conference is available on the Czech ISTRO website: www.istro.cz, or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • The information leaflet can be downloaded HERE (pdf, 785kb).
  • Further information will be available from this website.