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.
ISTRO Info July-August 2019
- Published: 26 August 2019 26 August 2019
August 28th 2019 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the July - August 2019 issue, is available for download.
In this issue:
- Harvest time in Northern Europe - an editorial by Lars J. Munkholm,
- News on the 2021 and 2024 ISTRO conferences,
- News on Soil & Tillage research,
- PhD defence of Maricke van Leeuwen,
- ISTRO website update,
- Cover crop meeting in the US,
- New ISTRO president elect, Mark Reiter.
In the picture above Dr. Mark Reiter, associate Professor and Extension Specialist of Soils and Nutrient Management, located at the Virginia Tech Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center on the Delmarva Peninsula in Painter, VA. Mark is the new ISTRO president elect. (photo: Ursula Deitch).
New PhD thesis by Peter Bilson Obour
- Published: 28 June 2019 28 June 2019
Aarhus, June 28th 2019 - Peter Bilson Obour recently finished his PhD defence with the Aarhus University in Denmark. His PhD thesis is called 'Predicting Soil Workability and Fragmentation In Tillage'.
Peters supervisors were Lars J. Munkholm (main supervisor), Mathieu Lamandé, Gareth Edwards and Claus G. Sørenson (co-supervisors).
The thesis can be downloaded from the Dissertations page.
ISTRO info May 2019
- Published: 15 May 2019 15 May 2019
January 30th 2019 - The latest version of ISTRO info, the May 2019 issue, is available for download.
In this issue:
- New ISTRO Branch in Serbia,
- Conservation Soil Tillage working group initiated,
- Looking back at the Soil deformation and fragmentation - PhD course 2019,
- Information about the free 3-year membership for new PhD’s,
- Upcoming Meetings and Events,
- New books.
In the picture above PhD student and ISTRO Info assistant Loraine ten Damme (left) with ISTRO Info predecessor and colleague Peter Bilson Obour in the field (photo: Sheela Katuwal)