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.


Ploughing depth is measured using a caliper [picture taken from the thesis]

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.