The idea of founding a national society for soil tillage exists since the time Osijek was hosting the ISTRO Conference in 1982. It was implemented only 25 years later, in 2007.
Soil tillage implements several scientific disciplines, which together form the component part of soil science. Practices of soil tillage, in any form, are essential measures in cultivating agriculture plants with the objective of food production. In Croatia, or at least in its greatest part, the traditional approach to soil tillage is still predominant, with inadequate appreciation for variety of tillage aspects (i.e. its chemical, biological, physical, organizational, economic and other aspects).
Therefore, the main objective for founding “Soil Tillage Research Organization“ was to include all interested parties in solving contemporary issues of soil tillage, based on modern knowledge on soil complexity and multifunctionality, because only joint effort can bring us towards the development of human awareness for protection and preservation of Croatia’s greatest natural treasure – its soil.