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.


March 8th 2021 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the March 2021 issue, is available for download. In this issue:

- Welcome Alvaro, goodbye Loraine
- ISTRO Board election results
- ISTRO 2022 conference update
- The Bulgarian ISTRO branch
- Upcoming Meetings and Events
- New Books

The 2021 ballot for ISTRO board positions closed on January 31st 2021. The number of votes received was 67, and the result of the election for the open ISTRO Board positions are as follows: elected as board members were Rachel M.L. Guimaraes, Brazil; Joséphine Peigné, France and Ying Zhao, China. The election also confirmed that Joshua O. Olaoye, Nigeria, takes over as President-elect and that José Dörner, Chile, takes over as Assistant Secretary General.

The new ISTRO Board after the coming General Assembly will be:

  • President: Mark Reiter, USA
  • President-elect: Joshua O. Olaoye, Nigeria
  • General Secretary: Lars J. Munkholm, Denmark
  • Assistant Secretary General: José Dörner, Chile
  • Treasurer: Stephen A. Prior, USA

General Board members:

  • Danijel Jug, Croatia
  • Guillermo Siri-Prieto, Uruguay
  • Rachel M.L. Guimaraes, Brazil
  • Joséphine Peigné, France
  • Professor Ying Zhao, China