History of Conferences
The very first international soil tillage conference in 1955, at Uppsala, Sweden was organized by Prof. Gunner Torstensson. Subsequent conferences were held in 1958 ( Stuttgart Hohenheim, Germany), 1962 (Doorwerth, The Netherlands), 1965 ( Aas, Norway), 1970 ( Silsoe, UK) and 1973 (Wageningen, The Netherlands).
At the 1973 conference, to ensure continued interaction among tillage workers, ISTRO was founded. To provide historical perspective to past tillage-related conferences, the conference in Wageningen in 1973 was designated the 6th International Conference.
Subsequently, ISTRO has held international conferences every three years. Beginning in 1976, the ISTRO conferences were held at three year intervals as can be seen in the table below.
Proceedings of many ISTRO conferences are available from the conferences download page.
Table 1. History of ISTRO conferences
|Number||Year||Place||Remark / Theme|
|Third||1962||Doorwerth, The Netherlands|
|Fifth||1970||Silsoe, United Kingdom|
|Sixth||1973||Wageningen, The Netherlands||ISTRO was founded|
|Ninth||1982||Osijek, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)|
|Fifteenth||2000||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.|
|Sixteenth||2003||Brisbane, Australia||Soil Management for Sustainability|
|Seventeenth||2006||Kiel, Germany post conf tour||Sustainability – It’s Impact on Soil Management and Environment|
|Eighteenth||2009||Izmir, Turkey||Sustainable Agriculture|