Meghívó Munkacsoportba

Dear Colleagues and friends,

At the beginning, I would like to tell thank you for your interest as a member of Working Group (WG) Conservation Soil Tillage (CST).
I would like to share with you some basic information and my thoughts about WG CST

  • In last ISTRO info you can find statement about establishing WG CST.
  • Invitation for membership is continuously open and free of charge.
  • Members of WG CST not necessarily to be a member of ISTRO.
  • Duration of WG CST is not time-limited and WG can be active as long as interest exists.
  • WG CST web link ( on new ISTRO web page still not in full function, but when it will be done many information will be possible to share.
  •  Communication ways inter WG CST members could be by email or video conferencing or web page (after start functioning) or any other ways.

As member of ISTRO board I initiated establishing of WG CST with two main intention, to promote conservation soil tillage (primarily in scientific societies) and make better close-connections among scientists.Main activities or results of WG CST will (or could can) be:

  • organizing¸/preparation workshops and or meetings approximately once per year (or once in 1,5 year), with chosen topics / themes,
  • creation some kind of publications, promo-materials, scientific books or any other type of promotion,
  • any other suggestions by the WG CST members are more than welcome and please share your information, ideas and thoughts.

In the name of Secretary Daniel Plaza Bonila and personal
I wish to all of us many success and prosperity in our future activities

Danijel Jug
Full professor
President of CROSTRO (HDPOT)

21st ISTRO International Conference 2018 Paris


The due date for submitting an abstract is reached. Good news: more than 210 abstracts have been submitted. The conference is attractive! Some topics, classical for an ISTRO conference, as soil compaction, soil conservation or design and assessment of soil tillage strategies, had a great success. However, all the nine sessions will be open, with interesting presentations in each of them.
Now it is time to register! Early bird limit has been extended to June the 15th

All the Keynotes speakers accepted our invitation: Dr. Rattan Lal, Pr. Dr. Claire Chenu, Pr. Paolo Bàrberi, Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari and Dr. Thomas Keller (Visit the site to get more details). 
A special issue of Soil in Tillage Research is planned. It will gather the  keynotes presentations as well as some of the best contributions selected in the different sessions of the conference.
We are planning about 100-110 oral presentations with an equal number of posters. Three poster sessions will be organized. 
During the field trip, we will visit the ARVALIS experimental station in Boigneville (one hour trip south of Paris) where we are preparing a tour including five small workshops on the following topics: crop establishment and seeding technologies; cover crops; dynamics of soil structure; visual assessment methods of soil structure and compaction. The trip will end with a visit of the castle of Fontainebleau historically very important (although less known than Versailles).
The conference dinner is planned on Thursday night in a typical parisian brasserie (However this may change, if we find an even better place).
We are also finalizing the program for accompanying persons. Do not hesitate to bring your companion in Paris. This tour will be an opportunity to discover Paris in an original way.

This 4-day post conference tour will be a good opportunity to discover Center and Eastern France, while visiting some of the major places where soil research is active in France. The tour will go through the Burgundy vineyards and will end in the historical city of Lyon (visit the site for more information on the organization). the tour will be limited to 50 participants.
Registration is now open

To date, five partners support the conference:  CMI Roullier, Michelin, AGCO, KUHN and Eijkelkamp.

All information about the conference is available here.
Please don’t hesitate to forward this email to your colleagues/Researchers/students in order to promote the conference.
Thanks very much
Jean Roger-Estrade, ISTRO President on behalf of the organizing committee

ISTRO Conference 2018


We kindly invite you to submit an abstract on one of following conference topics: 
1. Soil conservation                                    2. Soil compaction and structure remediation 
3. Soil ecology and Ecosystem services  4. Soil Organic Carbon sequestration and management 
5. Biogeochemical Processes in soils      6. Advances in soil structure characterization 
7. Tillage and smart farming                    8. Tires, tillage and seeding equipment design 
9. Design of soil tillage strategies 
The field day will focus on the visit of ARVALIS experimental station in Boigneville.
During the visit, 5 sessions will be presented outside:
– Crop establishment and seeding technologies
– Cover crops
– Dynamics of soil structure from the 50-year long-term experiment
– The use of visual assessment methods of soil structure in France
– Compaction, tires and tractor 
Then, you will visit t
he Castle of Fontainebleau.

Detailed tour information is now available on the site
An evaluation of the cost is in progress and will soon be given on the website


The list of  the keynotes speakers invited to introduce the sessions is now known: 
– Dr. Rattan Lal 
– Pr. Dr. Claire Chenu
– Pr. Paolo Bàrberi
– Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari

– Dr Thomas Keller
early bird
You can already register and benefit from the early bird rate until 1st May!
All information is available here. 
Please don’t hesitate to forward this email to your colleagues/Researchers/students in order to promote the conference.
Thanks very much 
Jean Roger-Estrade, ISTRO President and the organizing committee

21st ISTRO International Conference


We are pleased to invite you to participate to the 21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference, which will be held from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th September 2018 in Paris.

ISTRO organizes an international conference every three years to review progress in terms of research and innovation. The conference brings together 250 to 350 participants ranging from soil scientist to agricultural field advisers, engineers of technical institute or in agro-equipment and teachers. The conference is organized in a different country each time.  For the first time the conference will be held in Paris.

Facing the challenges of food security and climate change, soil and tillage researchers are active contributors to the development of sustainable agriculture. The scientific topics during the conference will focus on advances in soil structure characterization, soil compaction, biogeochemical processes and carbon sequestration, with a special interest on soil ecology and ecosystem services. Equipment strategies will also be discussed with soil tillage strategies, smart farming, tires and tillage equipment design.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to present research, share ideas and obtain new perspectives in soil and tillage research that will meet these challenges.

You can get all the information on the conference website  

We kindly invites you to submit abstracts before 1 March 2018. 

Organizing Committee