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 
18 March 2019 

TOP STORY 

 
We're delighted to announce that Dr Richard Baines has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production‘. The book reviews the causes of GHG emissions from cattle and ways they can be reduced. 
 

BSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 

BSAS Conference 2019
Francis Dodds, our Editorial Director, will be attending the upcoming British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Annual Conference. Taking place next month in Edinburgh, the conference highlights the latest livestock research in such areas as precision agriculture, nutrition, health and meat quality. Francis will be available to discuss our current and exciting range of forthcoming livestock titles. 
 

IN THE NEWS 

 
Scientists at Texas A&M University have been investigating the use of drones to reduce antibiotic use in cattle. The use of technologies such as UAVs is explored in our titles 'Precision agriculture' and 'Robotics and automation'. Breeding and other techniques to reduce antibiotic use are discussed in Milk V2 and 'Advances in breeding of dairy cattle'. 
 
 

FEATURED TITLES 

Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
18 March 2019 

TOP STORY  

 
We're delighted to announce that Professor Wilfred Otten has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Advances in measuring soil health for sustainable agriculture‘. The collection will be a welcome addition to our two volume collection, 'Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture'
 

CONFERENCES 

We wanted to bring you some announcements on two conferences we are working with this year and where our new book Precision agriculture for sustainability will be on display. 
 
Firstly, the final programme for InfoAg International has been released ahead of the event next week. Want to attend this event? There's still time to register here
 
We're also supporting InfoAg International in Brazil later this year. The event organisers are currently looking for excellent speakers to present, and there is a deadline for abstract submissions later this month (29th March). You can find out more about submitting your abstract here

IN THE NEWS 

 
The latest techniques for improving the post-harvest quality of fruit and vegetables have been presented by a team led by Wageningen University. These topics are also discussed in our forthcoming book: 'Advances in postharvest management of horticultural produce'. 
 

FEATURED TITLES 

Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
11 March 2019 

TOP STORY 

 
We're delighted to have material on our three volume collection on poultry meat at the 6th Conference on Poultry Intestinal Health. Organised by the Intestinal Health Scientific Interest Group, delegates will have the opportunity to find out more about our poultry meat titles, along with receiving an exclusive conference discount. 
 

LONDON BOOK FAIR 

Rob Burleigh, our Managing Director, is attending the London Book Fair this week. As members of the Independent Publisher's Guild, Rob will be joining our fellow members on the IPG stand (7H34). 
 
Are you attending the event? Be sure to come along to the stand and say hello. 
 
We're also extending our Academic Book Week discount. You can enjoy 25% off all published titles in our online bookshop by using the code ACBOOKWK until the end of the week (11:59 on 17th March 2019). 
 

IN THE NEWS 

 
A UK university is about to embark on a grand journey of discovery studying dairy cattle with a new state-of-the-art ‘living laboratory’. 
 
 

FEATURED TITLES 

Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
11 March 2019 

TOP STORY  

 
We're delighted to welcome Professor Nazim Gruda who has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Advances in hydroponic cultivation of crops‘. Dr Gruda is Professor of Horticulture at the University of Bonn, Germany. The book will explore the latest developments in soilless cultivation techniques. 
 

INFOAG INTERNATIONAL 

 
We're delighted to be a Media Partner at the InfoAg International Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Event delegates will be able to find out further information on our recent release, 'Precision agriculture for sustainability'
 

LONDON BOOK FAIR 

Rob Burleigh, our Managing Director, is attending the London Book Fair this week. As members of the Independent Publisher's Guild, Rob will be joining our fellow members on the IPG stand (7H34). 
 
Are you attending the event? Be sure to come along to the stand and say hello. 
 
We're also extending our Academic Book Week discount. You can enjoy 25% off all published titles in our online bookshop by using the code ACBOOKWK until the end of the week (11:59 on 17th March 2019). 
 
 
 
UK tomatoes and peppers are under threat from a virus that could be “devastating” for crops. 
 

FEATURED TITLES 

Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
4 March 2019 

TOP STORY 

 
We're delighted to announce that Professor Sandra Edwards has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of pigs‘. Dr Edwards is Emerita Professor in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Newcastle, UK. She is a contributor to our recent titles Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 1 and Volume 3. The new book will cover the latest research on understanding cognition and stress in pigs and how this can be used to improve welfare. 
 
 

ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK 

Did you know that this week is Academic Book Week? To celebrate, we're offering customers a 25% discount to use on published titles in our online bookshop this week. A great opportunity to add to or build your collection, the discount ends on 10th March 2019, so be sure to place your order before it runs out. Simply enter the code ACBOOKWK at the checkout to claim your discount. 
 

IN THE NEWS 

 
Retailers and producer groups are leading the way in driving forward positive animal welfare changes, according to the findings of the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report. 
 
 

FEATURED TITLES 

Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
4 March 2019 

TOP STORY  

 
We're delighted to welcome Dr Matthew R. Willmann, who has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Genome editing for precision crop breeding'. The book will look at advances in this new technology and its application in a range of crops. Dr Willmann is Director of the CALS Plant Transformation Facility (PTF) at Cornell University, USA. 
 

ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK 

Did you know that this week is Academic Book Week? To celebrate, we're offering customers a 25% discount to use on published titles in our online bookshop this week. A great opportunity to add to or build your collection, the discount ends on 10th March 2019, so be sure to place your order before it runs out. Simply enter the code ACBOOKWK at the checkout to claim your discount. 
 

IN OTHER NEWS 

 
After wheat and rice, the potato is the most important food crop. Climate change has presented challenges for the crop, leaving farmers struggling to produce enough crops to keep up with demand. Researchers are now working on breeding a variety that will thrive in this ever-changing climate. 
 
 
Ceres grower Robert Zulch, the man who brought the South African industry the Royal Gala strain Royal Beaut some 25 years ago, is now breathing new momentum into the variety. 
 
Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
25 February 2019 

TOP STORY 

 
We're delighted to have another new title hit our shelves this week. 'Improving organic animal farming', edited by Dr Mette Vaarst and Dr Stephen Roderick is now available to purchase from our online bookshop
 

FEATURED TITLES 

OUR COMPLETE LIVESTOCK COLLECTION 

 
Are you aware of the vast range of livestock titles we have available? Covering animals from poultry through to sheep, and a whole host of topics such as breeding and welfare, our books are the 'go-to' references for the research community. 
 
 

IN THE NEWS 

Recent research suggests that, despite traditionally lower yields than conventional farming, organic agriculture has the capacity to feed European consumers. Ways of optimising organic farming are reviewed in depth in our two new titles, 'Improving organic crop cultivation' and 'Improving organic animal farming'
 
Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
25 February 2019 

TOP STORY  

 
We're delighted to welcome Dr Dave Watson as a returning author for our new title, 'Defining sustainable agriculture'. Dr Watson has worked with us previously as editor of our two-volume 'Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize', and author of 'Pesticides and agriculture: Profit, politics and policy'. The new book will review the many different interpretations of this key concept and what this means for future policy and research in agricultural development. 

CONFERENCES 

 
We have information on our beverage title, 'Achieving sustainable cultivation of coffee', at the National Coffee Association (NCA) Convention next month. 

FEATURED TITLES 

IN OTHER NEWS 

 
As a recent article shows, palm oil can be both a means to alleviate smallholder poverty and a cause of serious environmental damage through deforestation. Ways of achieving the first without the second are explored in our two volumes: 'Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm'. 
 
Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
18 February 2019 

TOP STORY 

 
Whilst greenhouse gas emissions from livestock are a significant contributor to climate change, scientists have warned that novel alternatives such as lab-grown meat could also be environmentally damaging.The environmental impact of livestock production is reviewed in our forthcoming title ‘Assessing the environmental impact of agriculture’ whilst ways of breeding more feed-efficient cattle are discussed in our new title ‘Advances in breeding of dairy cattle’. 
 
 

FEATURED TITLES 

CONFERENCE NEWS 

 
 
We're delighted to be at the Midwest Poultry Convention next month in Minneapolis, USA. Delegates will see information on our full range of poultry titles, and will also receive an exclusive conference discount to use in our online bookshop
 
 
Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
18 February 2019 

TOP STORY  

 
 
We're delighted to add another title to the shelf this week at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. 'Critical issues in plant health' is edited by Peter Neuenschwander and Dr Manuele Tamo of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). 
 

FRUIT LOGISTICA 

 
 
The co-editor of our bananas title, Professor Gert Kema, was at Fruit Logistica earlier this month where he highlighted diseases threatening bananas, challenges which are discussed in our recent titles. 
 

NEW & POPULAR TITLES 

IN OTHER NEWS 

 
 
We've released a new blog on a chapter from our recently released, 'Precision agriculture for sustainability', edited by Dr John Stafford. 
 
The blog focuses on the chapter, 'Proximal crop sensing' and discusses the wide variety of crop sensors and their future in the research sector. 
 
Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
11 February 2019 

TOP STORY 

US farmers discuss practical ways of reducing antibiotic use on dairy farms, from selecting for more resilient animals to better herd health management. 
 
Reducing antibiotic use is discussed in our 3-volume collection on milk whilst developments in breeding more resilient, disease-resistant animals are reviewed in our forthcoming title: ‘Advances in breeding of dairy cattle.’ 
 

FEATURED TITLES 

HEALTH & WELFARE 

Did you know we have 61 health and welfare chapters on the website available to purchase? 
 
Contact us if you are interested in purchasing this bespoke collection. 

CONFERENCE NEWS 

Two forthcoming conferences where you’ll find our books on display. 
Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
11 February 2019 

TOP STORY  

 
 
We're delighted to share an article posted on Global Engage based on our chapter, ‘Mapping and isolation of major resistance genes in cereals’ from our new book, 'Advances in breeding techniques for cereal crops’. 
 

CEREALS COLLECTION 

Did you know there are 12 titles in our Cereals Collection? Including over 130 chapters written by leading experts that can be purchased individually from our website
 
Find out more about our latest releases below. 

CONFERENCE NEWS 

Two conferences taking place next week where you will find our books on display. 

IN OTHER NEWS 

WEEDS
 
 
A global alliance of researchers has pioneered a new method to rapidly recruit disease-resistance genes from wild plants for transfer into domestic crops. 
 
Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
4 February 2019 
Our mission is to enable climate-smart agriculture through smart publishing. Here are the key features of our books and chapters that show how we are delivering this mission: 
 
• Our books are designed from extensive customer feedback and are edited and written by internationally renowned experts 
• We bring together key research on making the production of the world’s important crops and livestock products more sustainable 
• We create a foundation of knowledge on which researchers can build to meet the challenge of climate-smart agriculture 
• Through our publications we help researchers identify key issues and trends and find their way more quickly to the research most useful to them, allowing them to plan their own research programmes and link up to other research centres to collaborate more effectively 
• Our chapters are designed to fit into a agriculture subject matrix which allows us to create thematic collections for individuals and groups of researchers 
Working with so many terrific and engaged editors and authors has been a rewarding experience, and with over 50 books published now published and a strong programme continuing through 2019, we’re delighted with the range and comprehensiveness of our agricultural science collection. But does your library have our full range of books for researchers to draw on and advance their research? 
 
To make sure they do, please recommend our books to your library by following this link and identifying which books would be of most use to you and your colleagues. 
 
As a reminder of some the books we’ve published so far, see this short presentation below and the link to download our 2019 catalogue
 
See below to learn about the different content formats available to you, including e-chapters, and the variety of ways to purchase. Keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks for exciting news on e-chapters! 
Ways to order

OUR COMPLETE LIVESTOCK COLLECTION 

climate•SMART•publishing 

 
It is widely recognised that agriculture is a significant contributor to global warming and climate change, with the sector being responsible for an estimated 10-12% of greenhouse gas emissions. The challenge of feeding a growing population whilst reducing it's environmental impact is bigger than ever. We're proud to have developed our climateSMARTpublishing initiative, which helps the agricultural industry address these challenges head on. 
 
 
Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
4 February 2019 
Our mission is to enable climate-smart agriculture through smart publishing. Here are the key features of our books and chapters that show how we are delivering this mission: 
 
• Our books are designed from extensive customer feedback and are edited and written by internationally renowned experts 
• We bring together key research on making the production of the world’s important crops and livestock products more sustainable 
• We create a foundation of knowledge on which researchers can build to meet the challenge of climate-smart agriculture 
• Through our publications we help researchers identify key issues and trends and find their way more quickly to the research most useful to them, allowing them to plan their own research programmes and link up to other research centres to collaborate more effectively 
• Our chapters are designed to fit into a agriculture subject matrix which allows us to create thematic collections for individuals and groups of researchers 
Working with so many terrific and engaged editors and authors has been a rewarding experience, and with over 50 books published now published and a strong programme continuing through 2019, we’re delighted with the range and comprehensiveness of our agricultural science collection. But does your library have our full range of books for researchers to draw on and advance their research? 
 
To make sure they do, please recommend our books to your library by following this link and identifying which books would be of most use to you and your colleagues. 
 
As a reminder of some the books we’ve published so far, see this short presentation below and the link to download our 2019 catalogue
 
See below to learn about the different content formats available to you, including e-chapters, and the variety of ways to purchase. Keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks for exciting news on e-chapters! 
Ways to order

2018 CROP TITLE RELEASES 

climate•SMART•publishing 

 
It is widely recognised that agriculture is a significant contributor to global warming and climate change, with the sector being responsible for an estimated 10-12% of greenhouse gas emissions. The challenge of feeding a growing population whilst reducing it's environmental impact is bigger than ever. We're proud to have developed our climateSMARTpublishing initiative, which helps the agricultural industry address these challenges head on. 
 
 
 
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