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.


Triennal 2021 2022While the public health and travel situation remains somewhat uncertain, the local organisers and Board have agreed on new dates for ISTRO2021. The optimism about vaccine development and roll-out seems to have been well founded, but it does remain somewhat uncertain how well the situation will develop.

Despite this, planning for the 22nd ISTRO international Conference (now ISTRO2022) is progressing and the conference will take place from 22-26 May 2022 in Dublin Ireland. The conference organisers will confirm the registration, paper submission and practical details in May/June 2021.

We hope that ISTRO members and their colleagues will be confident to travel and meet safely next year. The theme of the conference remains ‘Soil and tillage and the transition to digital agriculture.’ We will be welcoming contributions on basic and applied soil and tillage research, but we are looking for contributions related to digital agriculture technologies (data, sensors, networking, earth observation, recommender systems and so on) so please encourage colleagues and collaborators to consider presenting their work at ISTRO2022.

Please plan to prepare and submit your contribution to the conference, whether oral presentation or poster as soon as we open the call in the middle of the year. We look forward to seeing as many ISTRO members, their colleague and collaborators in Dublin in 2022!