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ISTRO (International Soil Tillage Research Organization). What is ISTRO . The International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) F ounded on 27 September 1973 N onprofit, scientific, and education corporation R egistered in The Netherlands according to Dutch law. Goals of ISTRO.
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What is ISTRO • The International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) • Founded on 27 September 1973 • Nonprofit, scientific, and education corporation • Registered in The Netherlands according to Dutch law.
Goals of ISTRO • to promote contacts among scientists • to stimulate scientific research • to further the application of the results of such research into agricultural practice. In area of soil tillage and field traffic and their relationship with the soil environment, land use and crop production
AustraliaBulgaria China Czech Republic EstoniaGermany Hungary Kazakhstan Kenya Nigeria Poland Romania RussiaSt. Petersburg SlovakiaTURKEYUkraineUSA Members of ISTRO
Activites of ISTRO Sponsoring; • An international conference every three years on soil tillage and related subjects • relevant workshops, excursions and demonstrations • meetings of national and regional branches of ISTRO
Activites of ISTRO • Promoting cooperation with national and international organizations in other fields of science(ISSS, WPO) • providing scientific support for the international journal Soil & Tillage Research
The very First International Soil Tillage Conferences • in 1955, at Uppsala, Sweden was organized by Prof. Gunner Torstenssonthen; • 1958, Stuttgart Hohenheim, Germany • 1962, Doorwerth, The Netherlands • 1965, Aas, Norway • 1970 Silsoe, UK • 1973 Wageningen, The Netherlands
ISTRO was founded • At the 1973 conference, to ensure continued interaction among tillage workers, ISTRO was founded. • Then the conference in Wageningen in 1973, 6thInternational Conference.
Stuttgart-Uppsala (Sweden) Hohenheim (Germany) Osijek (Croatia) Guelph (Canada) Edinburgh (Scotland), Ibadan (Nigeria) Aalborg (Denmark) 1997 at Pulawy(Poland) 2000 at Texas (USA). 2000 at Texas (USA). 2003 Bristane, (Australia) 2006 Kiel, (Germany) 2009 TURKEY ISTRO Conferences • Starting every three year intervals in
ISTRO Board 2006-2009 • President: Engin ÇAKIR (Turkey) • Secretary General: Jan J.H. van den Akker (Netherlands) • Tresurer: H. Allen Torbert (USA) • President-Elect: Oswaldo Ernst (Uruguay) • Past-President:Rainer Horn (Germany) • Assistant Secretary General: Douglas L. Karlen (USA) • Board Member: Laura Alakukku (Finland) • Board Member: Totka Mitova-Trifonova (Bulgaria) • Board Member: John Fielke (Australia) • Board Member Mekhlis Suleimenov (Uzbekistan)
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