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We would like to invite you to Uruguay to  attend   the 19TH ISTRO CONFERENCE   (International Soil Tillage Research Organization)   and the IV SUCS Meeting  (Uruguayan Soil Science Society) , to be held from 24 to 28th September, 2012 at the  Radisson Victoria Plaza Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay  in South America. 

It would be an honor for Uruguay and our region to host these events. We would like our colleagues from around the world to see  our land, pastures and crops, visit our neighboring countries (Argentina and Brazil),   and experience the culture and hospitality in this part of the world. We envision this Conference will gather top specialists in the field from all around the world to present and discuss their research.

The Conference will be locally organized by the URUGUAY ISTRO Branch, the Uruguay Soil Science  Society    (SUCS),  the Department  of Agriculture  of the University of Uruguay and  the National Institute of Agriculture Research (INIA-Uruguay). The Conference is highly supported by the Uruguayan Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Tourism of Uruguay, the  Department  of Agriculture  of the University of Uruguay, the  Buenos Aires University of Agriculture,  the Argentinean Soil Science Association, and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI).

September is springtime in the Southern Hemisphere and temperatures range from 12 to 21°C .During Spring,  days are longer, and crops, pastures and forests are at their best.

We expect to see you in Uruguay in 2012 ,  and we thank you for the promotion of this important meeting amongst your colleagues.. 

Yours sincerely,  
Ing. Agr. Oswaldo Ernst
ISTRO Conference President  



The Scientific Committee of the 19th ISTRO Conference   announces the following decisions taken:   

  • To postpone deadline for abstracts submission till 30th January 2012.  
  • All  abstracts sent for oral presentation should be followed by an Complete Papers as at 30th April 2012 (this deadline does not change). 
  • Complete Papers should not exceed 10 pages.
  • Those who send abstracts for posters may send or not  an  expanded abstract if they so wish.  
  • Keynote lectures, Complete Papers and abstracts will be included in CD format.
  • Keynote lectures and their abstracts will be published in the Conference proceedings book.
  • Before 1st May 2012, the Scientific Committee will invite authors of selected papers to send a complete paper to be published in a special number of the AGROCIENCIA JOURNAL issue.   In case that the author  shall accept this  invitation, a complete paper should be sent to the JOURNAL, which will include it in their revision system.
  • At least one author per  abstract should be registered to the Conference and fee paid by 30th March 2012.