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.


Loraine ten Damme completed her PhD last april at the Aarhus University in Denmark, where she did her PhD work in the department of Agroecology and section of Soil Physics, under supervision of dr. Mathieu Lamandé and prof. Lars J. Munkholm.

Loraine has been a valuable support for ISTRO during her PhD research; among others, she took care of the layout of ISTRO Info, our periodic newsletter.

The ISTRO board congratulates Loraine with her PhD degree and has awarded her a 3-year ISTRO membership. Loraine has started working for Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala in a post-doc position.

The thesis written by Loraine is called 'Revealing key processes of soil structure deformation after traffic' and can be downloaded HERE.