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.


Registration is open for the 22nd International Soil Tillage Research Organisation (ISTRO) International Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, USA!

--- For more information and links click HERE for the conference website ---

ISTRO promotes engagement among scientists working with and researching soil tillage, field traffic, and their relationship with soil, environment, land use and crop production. This conference is your opportunity to meet with other researchers, share research, and stimulate new collaborations and ideas for the advancement of soil and crop production sciences.

ISTRO 2024's theme is “Living Roots, Living Soil” to focus on regenerative agriculture, soil health, cover crops, residue systems and sustainable crop production as a whole. We aim to focus on how sustainable practices impact soils. Many topic areas of interest to many disciplines will be covered.

The conference will take place in the United States’ renowned and exciting east coast resort city of Virginia Beach, VA. Life here is good because of all the natural beauty that surrounds this resort town perfectly paired with a flourishing local culinary scene, rich history, a variety of arts and entertainment and family-friendly attractions that keeps locals and visitors entertained year-round.

It's no secret that Virginia Beach is known as one of the happiest communities in the country!

We look forward to seeing you in Virginia Beach in September 2024!


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> Conference Website: HERE.
> Important dates can be found HERE.
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Contact Information:

Mark S. Reiter, Ph.D
ISTRO President, Director/Professor
Eastern Shore Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Virginia Tech
33446 Research Drive, Painter, VA 23420, USA
Tel: +1-757-807-6576