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.


February 7th 2020 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the January 2020 issue, is available for download.

In this issue:
- New Editor of Soil and Tillage Research
- CROSTRO Conference 2020
- ISTRO working group C Conservation Soil Tillage 1st meeting
- World Soil Day, 5th December 2019
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- News books

In the picture on the left Prof. Laura Alakukku who has recently joined the team of Editors-in-Chief of Soil and Tillage Research. Laura is working at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. She is a long-term member of ISTRO and served on the ISTRO board 2003-2009.

Laura’s research interests cover: environmental technology in agriculture; soil management; soil compaction and structure; conservation tillage methods connected to break-crop systems; biological tillage; precision farming; machine-soilcrop –interactions. (Photo: Veikko Somerpuro, University of Helsinki).