Soil and Tillage Research

This ISTRO-affiliated Elsevier journal 'Soil and Tillage Reseach' examines the physical, chemical and biological changes in the soil caused by tillage and field traffic. Manuscripts will be considered on aspects of soil science, physics, technology, mechanization and applied engineering for a sustainable balance among productivity, environmental quality and profitability.

The following are examples of suitable topics within the scope of the journal of Soil and Tillage Research:

  • The agricultural and biosystems engineering associated with tillage (including no-tillage, reduced-tillage and direct drilling), irrigation and drainage, crops and crop rotations, fertilization, rehabilitation of mine spoils and processes used to modify soils.
  • Soil change effects on establishment and yield of crops, growth of plants and roots, structure and erosion of soil, cycling of carbon and nutrients, greenhouse gas emissions, leaching, runoff and other processes that affect environmental quality.
  • Characterization or modeling of tillage and field traffic responses, soil, climate, or topographic effects, soil deformation processes, tillage tools, traction devices, energy requirements, economics, surface and subsurface water quality effects, tillage effects on weed, pest and disease control, and their interactions.


R. Horn
Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel (CAU), Kiel, Germany
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B. Jansen
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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E. Noellemeyer
National University of La Pampa, Santa Rosa, Argentina
Email E. Noellemeyer

X. Peng
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Nanjing, China
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J.M. Tisdall
La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Email J.M. Tisdall

O. Wendroth
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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