21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference in Paris



Director of Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Safety Prof. Dr. Egidijus Šarauskis attended the 21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference in Paris, which was held from 24th to 27th September 2018. It was a high-level international scientific conference with a special focus on tillage and soil with following main topics:

  • Soil conservation;
  • Soil compaction and structure remediation;
  • Soil organic carbon sequestration and management;
  • Tillage and smart farming;
  • Tires, tillage and seeding equipment design;
  • Design of soil tillage strategies;

The conference attended approximately 250 participants from around the world, who presented about 120 oral presentations selected by the organizing committee of conference. Professor Egidijus ŠARAUSKIS presented his team’s research with an oral presentation “An empirical and experimental analysis of interaction between row cleaner parameters and plant residues in strip tillage” in the session “Tires, tillage and seeding equipment design”.

One day of the conference was devoted to the field trip, with a visit to the experimental station ARVALIS in Boigneville: five workshops were organised, around Boigneville experiments. In the same day was also visited the Fontainebleau castle.

The 21st ISTRO Conference was an excellent opportunity to present research, share ideas and obtain new perspectives in soil and tillage research that meet these challenges. During the conference, there were regular meetings with scientists and coordinators of research from other universities of different countries. Possibilities to participate in joint scientific projects, in the doctoral and post-doctoral process were discussed.

Participation in this scientific conference was funded by the European Social Fund under the measure No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of competences of scientists, other researchers and students through practical research activities”, coordinated by the Research Council of Lithuania

Prof. Dr. Egidijus Šarauskis