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Invitation for Conservation Soil Tillage Working Group

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)

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