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.


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)