NEWSLETTERS 
NEWSLETTERS 
NEWSLETTERS 
Co-Founders Rob Burleigh and Francis Dodds share their knowledge and insights into agricultural science, publishing and the latest news at Burleigh Dodds 
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Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
16 July 2019 

EDITOR ANNOUNCEMENT 

 
We are extremely delighted to announce that Professor Marcia Endres has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of dairy cattle'. Dr Endres is Professor of Dairy Cattle Production at the University of Minnesota, USA. 
 
She is past-President of the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council in the US as well as Chair of the International Precision Dairy Farming Organisation. Professor Endres is internationally renowned for her research on dairy cattle welfare and the use of precision farming techniques in the dairy sector. 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT... 

Did you know that you can now purchase bespoke chapter collections tailored specifically to your needs through our new service, Burleigh Dodds Chapters Online
 
Our unique taxonomy thematically groups chapters into subject areas, from which you can delve deeper into the topic you wish to explore, accessing only the content important to you. 
 
Pre-curated collections include: Physiology & breeding, Safety & quality, Nutrition and more
 
For further details on this new service click here 
BOOK OF THE WEEK 
Achieving sustainable production of milk - Volume 3 
 
Key Features: 
• Reviews advances in understanding and improving the welfare of dairy cattle; 
• Summarises current research on rumen biology, digestion and ways of optimising nutrition of dairy cattle from grazing to feed and feed supplements; 
• Discusses latest developments in maintaining the health of dairy cattle, including the genetics of disease resistance and dairy herd health management 
 
Exclusive newsletter offer for one week only: use discount code ROUNDUP3 at checkout for 20% discount off this title

UPCOMING CONFERENCES 

The 21st World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress is scheduled to take place from 16-20th September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand. 
 
The conference's central theme is "Poultry: The value protein for one's health" and will focus on food safety and biosecurity. 
 
View the full conference programme here 
 
Poultry Africa 2019 is scheduled to take place at the Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda and will run from 2-3rd October 2019. 
 
Key topics to be discussed over the two days include: 
• The influence of retail and the digital world 
• Why (not) invest in poultry production? 
• Breeding & hatching 
• Animal health & nutrition 
 
Visit the website for further information or alternatively download the conference programme 
 

IN THE NEWS 

Global demand for seaweed increases due to its versatility and containment of natural vitamins and minerals essential to human and livestock advancement. 
 
Researchers claim that the addition of seaweed into cattle feed has increased the health and growth rates of the mammal, as well as reducing methane emissions from cattle gut microbes by as much as 99%. 
 
Read the full article here 
 
Discover our Dairy and Beef collections 

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Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
16 July 2019 

IN THE NEWS 

IITA joins forces with a team of researchers who are rallying for the creation of a global surveillance system that would detect and stop the spread of crop disease. 
 
The team's initial propose includes a focus on the six major food crops in Africa: maize, potato, cassava, rice, beans and wheat. 
 
Read the full article here 
 
Discover our books on Crop pests & diseases here 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT... 

Did you know that you can now purchase bespoke chapter collections tailored specifically to your needs through our new service, Burleigh Dodds Chapters Online
 
Our unique taxonomy thematically groups chapters into subject areas, from which you can delve deeper into the topic you wish to explore, accessing only the content important to you. 
 
Pre-curated collections include: Cultivation, Soil & water, Safety & quality, Nutrition, Postharvest and more
 
For further details on this new service click here 
BOOK OF THE WEEK 
Achieving sustainable cultivation of mangoes 
 
Key Features: 
 
• Comprehensive review of each step in the value chain for mango cultivation, from breeding new varieties to post-harvest storage 
• Coverage of advances in mango genetics and understanding genetic diversity 
• Strong focus on understanding and preventing post-harvest losses 
 
Exclusive newsletter offer for one week only: use discount code ROUNDUP3 at checkout for 20% discount off this title. 

KEY CONFERENCES 

 
The Tomato Forum, now in its 10th year, will bring you the most up to date market information delivered by expert industry speakers. 
 
With delegates coming from over 20 countries, this is a must-attend event designed to put you ahead of the competition and help you identify new trading opportunities that will deliver sustainable industry growth. 
 
Exclusive subscriber offer: Save 20% off of your ticket price with the discount code FKB2284BD 
 
For further information on the conference click here to download an information pack 
 
The XII International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems is scheduled to take place on 26-31st July 2020, Wenatchee, Washington, USA
 
Abstract submission is now open until 1st September 2019. 
 
For more information on this conference click here 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT... 

We are extremely delighted to announce the publication of three NEW books! 
 
Robotics and automation for improving agriculture, edited by Prof. John Billingsley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries - Volume 1 & Volume 2, edited by Prof. Gregory A. Lang, Michigan State University, USA are now available to order via: www.bdspublishing.com 

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Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
9 July 2019 

IN THE NEWS 

The first edition of the Zero Zinc Summit recently took place in Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Veterinary and nutritional experts gathered to discuss the the best practices available to get piglets through the weaning stage without using antibiotics or zinc oxide. 
 
For further information on the Summit click here 
 
Discover our chapter on the Welfare of weaned piglets, by Ariene Garcia and John J. McGlone, Texas University, USA which focuses on current practices that can be detrimental to piglet well-being. 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT...BURLEIGH DODDS CHAPTERS ONLINE 

Released this week, Burleigh Dodds Chapters Online is a new thematic database of chapters that gives users the tools to create their own bespoke chapter collections built around themes and topics relevant to their area of research/interest. 
 
For more information on our new chapter database click here or Contact Us to find out more. 
 
BOOK OF THE WEEK 
Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat - Volume 2 
 
Key Features: 
• Reviews advances in poultry genetics and their application in marker assisted breeding; 
• Summarises recent research on poultry digestion and nutritional requirements; 
• Discusses current studies on optimising the role of dietary components such as enzymes, minerals and probiotics 
 
Exclusive newsletter offer for one week only: use discount code ROUNDUP2 at checkout for 20% discount off this title

UPCOMING CONFERENCES 

The Animal Microbiome Congress Europe 2019 is due to take place in London, UK and from 9-10th July 2019
 
The congress brings together leading veterinary researchers, feed and strain manufacturers, biotechnology companies, animal breeders and producers, animal pharmaceutical companies and regulatory bodies to showcase the latest research focused on the manipulation of the animal microbiome. 
 
For more information on the congress click here 

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Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
9 July 2019 

NEW PUBLICATIONS 

We are extremely delighted to announce the publication of three NEW books! 
 
Robotics and automation for improving agriculture, edited by Prof. John Billingsley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries - Volume 1 & Volume 2, edited by Prof. Gregory A. Lang, Michigan State University, USA are now available to order via: www.bdspublishing.com 

IN THE NEWS 

robotics, automation, book, cover
A new agricultural robot has been developed by a team of researchers in the UK. 
 
Nicknamed the 'Vegebot', the robot uses machine learning to identify and harvest iceberg lettuce - a crop that has, until now, resisted automation. 
 
Although only a prototype, the 'Vegebot' demonstrates how agricultural robots can be adapted to suit the harvesting needs of differing crops. 
 
Read the full article here 
 
Discover our new title on Robotics and automation for improving agriculture for a comprehensive review of key advances in the use of robots in agriculture. 
soybeans, book, cover
Scientists develop gene-edited soybean crops that can grow in warmer climates. 
 
A team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences have removed two key genes from the crop that regulates soybean flowering. This gene-editing has created a "mutant" crop which is predicted will increase the rate of soybean breeding and production in the nation. 
 
Read the full article here 
 
Discover our two-volume collection on soybeans, edited by Professor Henry T. Nguyen, University of Missouri, USA

IN THE SPOTLIGHT...BURLEIGH DODDS CHAPTERS ONLINE 

Released this week, Burleigh Dodds Chapters Online is a new thematic database of chapters that gives users the tools to create their own bespoke chapter collections built around themes and topics relevant to their area of research/interest. 
 
For more information on our new chapter database click here or Contact Us to find out more. 
 
BOOK OF THE WEEK 
Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa 
 
Key Features: 
 
• Strong focus on conserving and exploiting genetic resources for breeding improved varieties 
• Detailed review of specific diseases such as witches broom as well as insect pests and nematodes 
• Covers key aspects of sustainability such as agroforestry, organic cultivation and measures to support smallholders 
 
Exclusive newsletter offer for one week only: use discount code ROUNDUP2 at checkout for 20% discount off this title

UPCOMING CONFERENCE 

 
The 2nd Annual Congress on Plant Science & Biosecurity is scheduled to take place this week. The three-day event will run from July 11-13th 2019 in London, UK
 
The main objective of ACPB-2019 is to gather the most eminent scientists involved in the field of plant science to debate on the future challenges of plant science keeping in mind the problems of access to a sustainable agriculture, the management of resources, human development, impact on the environment and the competitiveness of the industry. 
 
Click here to view the full agenda for the conference 

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