Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great honor for the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences to host the 20th International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference in Nanjing. We are pleased to invite you to participate in this Conference, which will be held from 14-18th September 2015.
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. Our civilizations have used soil and tillage throughout their varied histories. Nowadays, when facing the challenge of food security and climate change, soil and tillage researchers have the opportunity to play a crucial role in developing sustainable agriculture and environment protection. The 20th ISTRO Conference is an excellent opportunity to present your work, share ideas and obtain new perspectives in soil and tillage research.
Nanjing, the capital of China for ten dynasty periods, is a city famed for its rich culture, long history and beautiful landscape. There are many famous attractions including the Confucius Temple, the ancient city wall, the World Heritage-listed Ming Tomb, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Purple Mountain, and many, many other places of historical interest. Beautiful Nanjing is ready to welcome 20th ISTRO attendees from around the world!
We look forward to seeing you in Nanjing!
Director of Institute of Soil Science, CAS
Prof. Dr. Renfang SHEN
President of ISTRO
Prof. Dr. Xinhua PENG