Activities of ISTRO include:
- Sponsoring an international conference every three years on soil tillage and related subjects, the so-called Triennial conferences. An overview and additional information about the conferences since 1955 can be viewed HERE.
- Sponsoring relevant workshops, excursions and demonstrations,
- Sponsoring meetings of national and regional branches of ISTRO,
- Promoting cooperation with national and international organizations in other fields of science with similar general purposes such as the
- International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) and the World Ploughing Organization (WPO), and
- Providing scientific support for the international journal Soil & Tillage Research in which the regular bulletin of news and information, ISTRO INFO, is published.