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.
22nd ISTRO conference postponed until 2022
- Published: 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
While the public health and travel situation remains somewhat uncertain, the local organisers and Board have agreed on new dates for ISTRO2021. The optimism about vaccine development and roll-out seems to have been well founded, but it does remain somewhat uncertain how well the situation will develop.
Despite this, planning for the 22nd ISTRO international Conference (now ISTRO2022) is progressing and the conference will take place from 22-26 May 2022 in Dublin Ireland. The conference organisers will confirm the registration, paper submission and practical details in May/June 2021.
We hope that ISTRO members and their colleagues will be confident to travel and meet safely next year. The theme of the conference remains ‘Soil and tillage and the transition to digital agriculture.’ We will be welcoming contributions on basic and applied soil and tillage research, but we are looking for contributions related to digital agriculture technologies (data, sensors, networking, earth observation, recommender systems and so on) so please encourage colleagues and collaborators to consider presenting their work at ISTRO2022.
Please plan to prepare and submit your contribution to the conference, whether oral presentation or poster as soon as we open the call in the middle of the year. We look forward to seeing as many ISTRO members, their colleague and collaborators in Dublin in 2022!
ISTRO info March 2021
- Published: 09 March 2021 09 March 2021
March 8th 2021 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the March 2021 issue, is available for download. In this issue:
- Welcome Alvaro, goodbye Loraine
- ISTRO Board election results
- ISTRO 2022 conference update
- The Bulgarian ISTRO branch
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- New Books
The 2021 ballot for ISTRO board positions closed on January 31st 2021. The number of votes received was 67, and the result of the election for the open ISTRO Board positions are as follows: elected as board members were Rachel M.L. Guimaraes, Brazil; Joséphine Peigné, France and Ying Zhao, China. The election also confirmed that Joshua O. Olaoye, Nigeria, takes over as President-elect and that José Dörner, Chile, takes over as Assistant Secretary General.
The new ISTRO Board after the coming General Assembly will be:
- President: Mark Reiter, USA
- President-elect: Joshua O. Olaoye, Nigeria
- General Secretary: Lars J. Munkholm, Denmark
- Assistant Secretary General: José Dörner, Chile
- Treasurer: Stephen A. Prior, USA
General Board members:
- Danijel Jug, Croatia
- Guillermo Siri-Prieto, Uruguay
- Rachel M.L. Guimaraes, Brazil
- Joséphine Peigné, France
- Professor Ying Zhao, China
ISTRO INFO December 2020
- Published: 07 December 2020 07 December 2020
December 7th 2020 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the December 2020 issue, is available for download. In this issue:
- ISTRO Board election - reminder
- ISTRO 2021 conference
- Reflection on the Soil & Tillage Research Virtual Special Issue
- 1st ISTRO Working Group – Conservation Soil Tillage Workshop
- New PhD graduate awarded a 3-year ISTRO membership
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- New Books
1st ISTRO Working Group – Conservation Soil Tillage (WG-CST) Workshop was held 8th–9th September, 2020, Osijek, Croatia. Host institutions were CROSTRO (Croatian branch of ISTRO), Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek (as host institution) and OLMIX group. Since the WG-CST has main intention to discuss and gathering basic knowledge about the current situation in science and professional work in ISTRO main interest areas the 1st Workshop was organized as a two days meeting.
The first day of the 1st ISTRO WG-CST Workshop was organized as a round table with oral presentations and discussions, while the second day was organized as a field trip. The next meeting is planned for end of June next year (in 2021 - prior to main ISTRO Conference in Dublin) if allowed by the COVID-19 situation (exact dates and location will be setup in due time).
More details in the ISTRO INFO issue. (Photo: WG-CST round table discussion - by Danijel Jug)