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On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Czech branch of ISTRO (ISTRO CZ), the Croatian Soil Tillage Research Organisation (CROSTRO), and the Hungarian branch of ISTRO (HUISTRO), under the auspice of the International Soil Tillage Research Organisation (ISTRO) and other supporting institutions:

Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Agrisciences (CZ)

University of J. J. Strossmayer, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek (CRO)

Research Institute for Fodder Crops, Ltd. Troubsko (CZ)

Crop Research Institute, Prague (CZ)

Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation (CZ)

Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CZ)

Czech Society of Soil Science (CZ)

Serbian Soil Tillage Research Organisation (SRB)

We are pleased to invite you to the International Scientific Conference that will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, 6 – 8 September, 2022.

For the second time since the establishment of our national branches, the Czech Republic, Croatia, and Hungary are going to organize the 2nd Central European ISTRO Conference (CESTRO) as a joint scientific Conference. From this point of view, we have established a new platform, but on the other hand, we already have quite a long history because it is also the 8th International Conference of the Czech ISTRO branch.

The primary objective of the conference is the promotion, development and growth of interest and knowledge about soil-crop management, exchange of ideas about trends and challenges in modern agriculture. This conference, created for both the scientific community as well as experts coming from praxis, will cope with the main goals of ISTRO. The conference represents a unique opportunity for learning and exchanging opinions on different topics, which could be helpful in harmonising soil and plant health in agroecosystems and mutual cooperation all over the world.

The conference will take place in Brno, when in 2022 we will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of G. J. Mendel. A genius, a personality whose ideas were ahead of his time, and one of the most important scientists in history – this is Gregor Johann Mendel, who entered the history books by discovering the basic principles of heredity. Mendel, the father of modern genetics, is one of the most well-known figures to have lived and worked in Brno.

CESTRO 2022 Conference is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, Project No. QK 1810186 entitled “Agrotechnical measures for improvement of soil structure stability and rainwater infiltration”.

Vladimír Smutný, president of Czech branch of ISTRO

Danijel Jug, president of Croatian branch of ISTRO

Márta Birkás, president of Hungarian branch of ISTRO