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3rd International Symposium

16th International Conference of ISTRO

Time: July 14 ¨C 18, 2003
Address: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

The International Soil Tillage Research Organisation is a World-Wide Association of People concerned with the Physical Processes of Soil Management and their Impact on Soils, Crops and the Environment.

Paper proposals are requested now on the following themes:

1 SOIL DYNAMICS:
e.g. Soil/tool interactions; Fragmentation; Soil/tillage modelling; Equipment performance, Energy use.

2 TRAFFIC and TILLAGE:
e.g Traffic and tillage impact; Energy and soil structure; Erosion, soil health and productivity; Case studies.

3 PRECISION AGRICULTURE:
e.g. Precision guidance; Effect on zero-till planting, weed control, fertiliser placement; Controlled traffic.

4 TILLAGE in the GLOBAL GREENHOUSE:
e.g. Tillage energy and fossil fuel use; Soil emissions; Carbon sequestration and global warming.

5 SOIL QUALITY and HEALTH:
e.g. Soil biology and ecology; Soil/crop response to tillage and traffic; Soil health indicators.

6 ZERO and CONSERVATION TILLAGE:
e.g.. Planting, residue management and traffic issues in low-resource and capital-intensive systems.

7 ECONOMICS and CASE STUDIES:
e.g. Tillage system economics; New crop establishment systems; Social impact of system change.

8 STRUCTURE and HYDROLOGY
e.g. Soil management impact on infiltration; Runoff erosion; Fertiliser and pesticide transport.

9 TILLAGE and the ENVIRONMENT:
e.g. Tillage systems and water quality; Organic waste recycling; Soil management under permanent crops.

Costs: A conference registration fee of less than Aus$1000 is anticipated, with substantial discounts for ISTRO members and students. Accommodation will be available from less than Aus$80 per night.

Tours: A pre-conference tour starting from Sydney on 9th July is planned to take in the winegrowing areas of the Hunter Valley, and visit extensive dryland and irrigated grain, cotton and vegetable production -- including high-precision controlled traffic & zero till systems. A post-conference tour of sub-tropical and tropical agriculture and horticulture ¨C including the sugar industry ¨C is planned to end at Cairns, on the Great Barrier Reef, on 24th July. Approximate costs and provisional tour itineraries will be on the website by 7th June2002.

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Please cut and paste this pre-registration form into an e-mail reply, or print and fax or mail, attaching address/contact details.

Please put me on the mailing list for ISTRO 2003. Name_________________________

I expect to attend and propose a paper entitled
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Deadline for Abstracts 25th Oct 2002. Instructions to authors/ further detail will be available by 7th June.
E-mail- istro2003@mailbox.uq.edu.au
Fax- (61)754601367
Mail- ISTRO, University of Queensland Gatton, Qld 4345,Australia.
or go to the main ISTRO Website-- // www.soils.wisc.edu/istro/ -- and follow the links.

 



Tillage Translocatiom and Tillage Erosion is a subsite of the Soil Science Dept , University of Manitoba