We received this announcement for a conference that would be of interest to some ISTVS member. We are pleased to post this here:
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great honor to invite you to the 21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference in Paris. We are pleased to invite you to participate in this Conference, which will be held from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th September 2018.
Soil, a living skin covering the earth, can be regarded as the mother of all living things, while tillage is the mechanical manipulation of soil to specifically promote and enhance crop growth. Civilizations have used soil and tillage throughout their varied histories. Now with the challenge of food security and climate change, soil and tillage researchers must develop sustainable agriculture and protect the environment. The 21st ISTRO Conference is an excellent opportunity to present research, share ideas and obtain new perspectives in soil and tillage research that will meet these challenges.
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 deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 31st March, 2018.
Abstract submission: 31 Mar 2018
Notification of accepted abstracts: 1 May 2018
Early bird Registration deadline: 15 May 2018
Local Organizing Committee
Pr. Dr. Jean ROGER-ESTRADE.
Mr. Jérôme LABREUCHE
Mr. Stéphane CADOUX
Pr. Dr. Joséphine PEIGNE
Mr. Hubert BOIZARD
Dr. Isabelle COUSIN
For more information please refer to the the website International Soil Tillage Research Organization