Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great honor to host 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.
Paris, the capital of France, is a city famed for its rich culture, long history and beautiful monuments, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral and many, many other places of historical or touristic interest. What a more romantic experience than walking around in Paris? This outstanding city is ready to welcome the 21st ISTRO conference attendees from around the world!
We look forward to seeing you in Paris!
President of ISTRO
Prof. Dr. Jean ROGER-ESTRADE
23 Sunday : Pre conference board meeting, registration
24 Monday : Open ceremony, sessions
25 Tuesday : Sessions, poster session
26 Wednesday : One-day field excursion & commercial exhibition
27 Thursday : Conference, poster session
28-/09 – 01/10 : Post-conference tour
The conference will be held at the « Cité Universitaire Internationale » at Paris (www.ciup.fr), 17 boulevard Jourdan – 75014 PARIS