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.
PhD thesis of Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen
- Published: 12 November 2018 12 November 2018
June 13th 2018 - A new thesis, of the recently promoted Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen,was added to the ISTRO website. The thesis has the following title: Sensing and control of implements for site-specific field operations, and was published in December 2017.
A short statement from the thesis: This thesis forms part of a comprehensive societal innovation project called “Future Cropping”. The project has a holistic approach of optimising agricultural plant production. The project includes a number of interdisciplinary elements and integrates a data infrastructure using “big data”. The project generally concentrates on the overall cropping system and the utilisation of the required resources at the right location and at the right time, thereby optimising the chain of the cropping cycle. (Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen, December 2017).
The PhD thesis of Søren Kirkegaard Nielsen is now available from the Dissertations page.
Big news: new ISTRO website!
- Published: 09 November 2018 09 November 2018
November 15th, 2018 - After a long period of service, the old ISTRO website has been replaced by a brand new version.
The old website was built using a HTML editor, while the new website is built and maintained using the Joomla Content Management System (CMS). The website now meets the latest internet security standards and is much easier to maintain. Joomla is a modern CMS that is kept up-to-date with the latest internet developments and that is regularly updated.
A big advantage of the new website is that it can be viewed on various 'platforms': PC screen, laptop, tablet and smartphone. The new website is equipped with a modern, structured download facility and has the possibility to 'log in' for registered users to make information provision possible for ISTRO-only (registered) members.
It is being investigated whether it is feasible to have the working groups make their content themselves, in a separate section of the website in the future.
With the move to Joomla, the ISTRO organization is assured of a modern website for the coming years.