Welcome to the 22nd ISTRO International Conference, Dublin. ISTRO promotes engagement among scientists working with and researching soil tillage, field traffic and their relationship with soil, environment, land use and crop production. The conference is the opportunity for the community to meet each other, share their research, see its application in practice and to stimulate new ideas.
The theme of the 22nd ISTRO Interaction Conference is ‘Soil and tillage and the transition to digital agriculture.’ Superficially, agriculture is largely the same as it always has been with machines and energy used to till, sow, maintain and harvest crops for food. However, over the last few years there has been a rapid and significant introduction of digital data, computers, networks, connections sensors and models that are beginning to change how agriculture works, the skills needed by the farming industry and research required now and in the future. The conference will examine where we are, and the pathway forward for soil and tillage in the age of digital agriculture.
The conference will be held on the beautiful parkland campus of University College Dublin in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. Ireland is a small yet vibrant country with a long history of research and education in agriculture. UCD is a global university with faculty and students from almost all countries in the world. This will be a wonderful opportunity to be part of life on campus for a few days, while enjoying the delights of the city.
I look forward to seeing you in Dublin in September 2021.
Professor of Biosystems Engineering
About the Congress (Why attend?)
Anyone who is working on basic research, applied research or application development for soil management, machinery systems and their interaction with the wider environment should attend ISTRO 2022.
Are you working on soil properties and management for crop production? Are you working on machine systems for arable farming? Are you working on the environmental impact and sustainability of agriculture? You should be meeting the ISTRO community in Dublin in 2022.
Are you working on sensor development, robotics, control, and logistical management of agricultural machines? ISTRO 2022 is the place to present your work.
Do you work on environmental monitoring of soils, crops, pests, diseases, use of fertilisers and agro-chemicals? Your research will be of interest to the ISTRO community. Present in Dublin in 2022.
Do you work on IoT, sensor integration, data management, decision support systems, models, machine learning or artificial intelligence? The ISTRO 2022 conference is the ideal place to present you state-of-the-art research to an audience at the heart of the transition to digital agriculture.