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.


November 11th 2019 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the October 2019 issue, is available for download.

In this issue:
- Editorial: Soils on the agenda
- Sharing World Soil Day experiences
- Blair McKenzie co-editor of Soil & Tillage Research
- News on Soil and Tillage Research
- Dr (Bob) Zhiwei Zeng awarded 3-year membership
- Vacant PhD positions at University of Guelph
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- News books

In the picture on the left Bruce Ball (l) and Blair Mckenzie (r) doing visual soil evaluation.
Blair has accepted the position of co-editor of Journal Soil and Tillage Research, next to his research position at the James Hutton Institute.
Blair about becoming co-editor: "I hope that adding the co-editorship Soil & Tillage Research to my role in ISTRO can work for the good of both parties. I have always believed that the strong link with Soil & Tillage Research was one of the scientific strengths of ISTRO. The combination of a research organisation and a scientific journal is something that is not common and delivers important synergy. Along with the other editors of Soil & Tillage Research, I will be looking to the ISTRO community to continue to contribute to this link by responding positively to invitations to conduct reviews for the journal whenever possible. If anyone wants to contact me on this or anything to do with ISTRO, you are always welcome."