NEWSLETTERS & BLOGS
NEWSLETTERS & BLOGS
NEWSLETTERS & BLOGS
Co-Founders Rob Burleigh and Francis Dodds share their knowledge and insights into agricultural science, publishing and the latest news at Burleigh Dodds
Treating 'iceberg' diseases in pigs
A recent study by Nottingham University in the UK has highlighted the dangers of so-called ‘iceberg’ diseases in sheep i.e. diseases which may be far more prevalent than we think. Diseases such as ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma, Border and Johne’s disease are reviewed in our recent title: Achieving sustainable production of sheep, which has been described as including ‘the cream of the world’s animal scientists specifically with expertise in sheep farming’.
You can find out more about the study by Nottingham University here. You can also discover more on our important title by visiting our online bookshop and in Francis’ short video.
Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up
In this week's Crops Round-up we share, news of two upcoming conferences: The 4th International Cassava Conference and the International Week for Smart Food Production, where delegates will find our books and promotional literature on display; a new study completed at the University of Iowa on maize, and we look in more detail at our latest fruit title, 'Achieving sustainable cultivation of mangoes', edited by Dr Víctor Galán Saúco and Dr Ping Lu.
Animal Microbiome Congress Europe
Following their event success earlier this year in the USA, the Animal Microbiome Congress is coming to Europe.
Taking place in Paris, France from 20th - 21st June, the event focuses on the latest research on understanding the animal microbiome and optimising its function to improve animal health and nutrition.
One of our recent titles in this area is 'Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 2: Animal breeding and nutrition', edited by Professor Julian Wiseman of the University of Nottingham, UK. The book has also just received a great review on The Pig Site, in which it's described as bringing "some of the world’s leading experts in this field of research to produce an unbiased, accurate and accessible guide to a critical part of pig production."
You can find out more about the Animal Microbiome Congress Europe here and more about Volume 2 in our pig meat collection from Francis in the short video.
Burleigh Dodds Crop Round Up
This week we've seen one of our Editors, Professor Gefu Wang-Pruski, speak at the 10th World Potato Congress in Peru. Professor Wang-Pruski is the editor of our title, Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes, Volume 1: Breeding, nutritional and sensory quality.
We also bring you news of the release of our new title, Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans Volume 1: Breeding and cultivation techniques . There is a new video from Francis introducing the rich content in Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 2: Production, storage and crop protection, which is due for publication in July. Finally, we’ve included a news article on new rice research from the University of Tokyo which relates to our two-volume collection on rice.
25th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
The 25th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress is taking place next month (11th - 14th June) and we're very excited to have our full pig meat collection on display at the event. The conference is being held in Chongqing, China and has a programme filled with expert speakers discussing various aspects of pig science.
The conference coincides with the release of our third volume on pig meat. Edited by Professor Alan Mathew, Head of Animal Sciences as Purdue University, this volume covers safety, quality and sustainability of pig meat.
For a quick view of the content in the books, download our information leaflet here. Alternatively, visit the online bookshop for a deeper insight into the collection.
Not attending this event? You can hear what Francis has to say about this collection in this week's video.
A bumper crop of new titles!
As 2018 continues to roll on at a pace, we thought this is a good moment to reflect on the titles we've published so far this year, in case you have missed them.
Click on the videos to discover our latest releases in what is a growing programme of crop science books. Alternatively, visit the online bookshop.
The Livestock Collection from Burleigh Dodds
At Burleigh Dodds, we like to keep you informed of our new title releases through our weekly newsletters. You may not be aware, however, of the vast range of livestock titles we now have available on our online bookshop.
Visiting our online bookshop will open up the opportunity to dive into our books in more detail with sample content and videos on what you can expect to find inside. Easy navigation on the website allows you to search or browse quickly to the topics you want to find as well as being able to thematically drill down to sub-categories like, breeding and sustainability.
Fall Armywork - where will it go next?
The Fall Armyworm is a crop-destroying caterpillar seen as a growing threat to agriculture worldwide. Native to North and South America, it has now spread to Africa and is threatening to move into Asia and Europe.
Dealing with this pest is addressed in a number of our titles, including Rice insect pests and their management Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Vol 2, and Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane Vol 2, as well and our forthcoming title, Critical issues in plant health.
For a valuable insight into the Fall Armyworm and other pests, our book Rice insect pests and their management is a terrific resource covering almost 100 of the most important insect pests affecting not only rice but many other crops and includes over 150 photographs and images.
You can find out more about this title by visiting our bookshop as well as Francis’ video.
Microbiome Movement Animal Health
We're pleased to announce that we are Media Partners at the upcoming Microbiome Animal Health Summit, which is taking place from 23rd - 24th May in St. Louis, USA.
Part of the successful 'Microbiome Movement' series, the Microbiome Animal Health Summit focuses on new research on understanding the microbiome in livestock, how it affects animal health and resistance to disease as well as the development of feed supplements and therapeutic agents to boost immune function.
Delegates at the event will be able to find more information about our animal science titles in their welcome packs.
Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conservation (ASPC)
We'd like to share news about a key event for researchers where you’ll also be able to find information on our titles. This event is Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion (ASCPC). Organised by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the four-day event is taking place next week in New Orleans, USA. It will focus on new research into converting crops like sugarcane into a broad range of food, energy and speciality chemical products.
Delegates at the event will be able to find out more about our major two-volume collection: 'Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane' These titles provide a comprehensive review of best practice in sugarcane cultivation across the value chain from planting through to post-harvest operations. Both books are set to become standard references "that will be highly relevant for sugarcane scientist, students and producers.”
You can find out more about ASCPC here, but, if you're not attending, you can also find out more about our sugarcane titles from Francis’s short video.