PRESS RELEASES 
PRESS RELEASES 
 
PRESS RELEASES 
5 September 2019 

A STEP TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 

 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who have published the new title says, 
 
"A prerequisite to improving the sustainability of agriculture are reliable methods to identify and quantify types of environmental impact that can be used to establish priorities, set targets for improvement and monitor progress." 
 
"The unique importance of agriculture in sustainable development is highlighted in continuous discussions from the first chapter, through to the last, making this title an essential read for all those concerned with understanding and mitigating the environmental impact of agriculture." 
 
The book is divided into three sections. Chapters that feature in Part 1 review key issues in using LCA and modelling applied to farming systems. Chapters in Part 2 provide more details on the modelling of three particular impacts, namely freshwater, pesticides and social impacts. Part 3 is dedicated to detailing the options available for reducing the environmental impact and improving the performance of both crop and livestock farming. 
 
The book is edited by Dr Bo P. Weidema who has over 25 years of experience in life cycle assessment (LCA) research. 
 
He is a Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark, President of the International Life Cycle Academy, founder of 2.-0 LCA consultants and former Chief Scientist for the Ecoinvent database. 
 
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Copies of Assessing the environmental impact of agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £160/$210/€190 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
26 July 2019 

NUTS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY 

 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who have published the new title says, 
 
"Walnut fruit is rich in vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, protein and unsaturated fats, which are all linked to improving brain and nerve cell function. The fruit is also a rich source of phytochemicals and phytosterols which have been shown to have protective health effects against heart disease, some types of cancer and type 2 diabetes." 
 
The volume also summarises key advances in genetics, breeding and cultivation of the main tree nuts, from walnuts and almonds to chestnuts, pistachios and hazelnuts, as well as the management of pests and diseases. 
 
Francis Dodds says, "Key target characteristics for breeding not only include high yield but also good morphological and vegetative traits as well as resistance to pests and diseases." 
 
Edited by Dr Ümit Serdar and Emeritus Professor Dennis Fulbright, this volume reviews the current research in tree nuts by bring together contributions from an internationally renowned team of experts. 
 
Professor Tom Gradziel from the University of California-Davis says about this book, "I believe this volume will become an important reference not just for tree crops but other horticultural and forestry crops as well." 
 
Dr Ümit Serdar is a Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. He was Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Workgroup on Chestnuts from 2014-2017 and is a member of other ISHS Workgroups. 
 
Dr Dennis Fulbright is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University, USA. Like Professor Serdar, he is internationally known for his research on chestnut cultivation and disease management. 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of tree nuts can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £170/$220/€205 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
30 June 2019 

Achieving sustainability in the cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries 

 
This collection is edited by Professor Gregory A. Lang
 
Dr Lang is a Professor in Tree Fruit Physiology at Michigan State University, USA. He is the current Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Workgroup on Orchard Systems. 
 
Emeritus Professor Ian J. Warrington, Massey University, New Zealand says about the book, "This text, with its impressive line-up of world-renowned contributors, will provide an excellent resource of information about developments in temperate fruit production and about future prospects for further change towards greater sustainable production." 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries - Volume 1 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £140/$180/€170 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries - Volume 2 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £140/$180/€170 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
30 June 2019 

Advances in the use of robots in agriculture 

 
The book is edited by Dr John Billingsley, Professor of Mechatronic Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. 
 
Dr Billingsley celebrates the book's publication and says, "Not only does the book alert farmers to the wonders that are on the horizon, it offers inspiration to the many researchers who are trying to bring those wonders about." 
 
Dr Billingsley is a Fellow of the IET (UK), past Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Senior Member of the IEEE (USA). He is the current Director of Technology Research at Australia's National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA). 
 
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Copies of Robotics and automation for improving agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £160/$210/€190 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
28 June 2019 

NEW title on breeding techniques for cereal crops 

 
This collection is edited by Professor Frank Ordon and Wolfgang Friedt
 
Professor Ordon is President of the Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants in Germany. He is Honorary Professor for Molecular Resistance Breeding at the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Plant Breeding, a member of the editorial board of several other journals and Chair of the Wheat Initiative Research Committee. 
 
Wolfgang Friedt is Professor Emeritus of Plant Breeding at the Justus Liebig-University of Giessen (Germany), where he has taught crop science, plant genetics and breeding. Professor Friedt serves on the editorial board of two scientific journals. He is also chair or member of scientific boards for various professional organisations, including the Science Board of the Wheat Initiative. 
 
Professor Peter Langridge, University of Adelaide, Australia; Chair of the Scientific Board of the Wheat Initiative says, “This book provides an excellent resource since it brings together leading experts in both the development and application of new technologies. It provides the reader with an authoritative explanation of the technologies and a critical assessment of their implementation in cereal improvement.” 
 
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Copies of Advances in breeding techniques for cereal crops can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £190/$245/€230 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
5 June 2019 

A step towards sustainable agriculture 

 
The book is edited by Dr Rosa Mosquera-Losada and Dr Ravi Prabhu
 
Dr Rosa Mosquera-Losada is Distinguished Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 
 
Professor Mosquera-Losada is President of the Spanish Agroforestry Association (AGFE) and a former President of the European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF). She is also Coordinator of the EU-funded Agroforestry Innovation Networks (AFINET) project and is co-Chair of the Croplands Working Group of the Global Research Alliance and of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (FAO). 
 
Dr Ravi Prabhu is Deputy Director General (Research) at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Kenya. 
 
Dr Prabhu was previously Senior Programme Officer for Forests and Climate Change at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 
 
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Copies of Agroforestry for sustainable agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £180/$235/€215 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
5 March 2019 

A continued drive towards improving organic farming 

 
The book is edited by Dr Mette Vaarst and Dr Stephen Roderick. 
 
Dr Mette Vaarst is Senior Researcher in the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University, and in the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Denmark. She has published widely on organic animal farming and coordinated a number of major European research projects in this area. 
 
Dr Stephen Roderick manages research and development projects in organic and sustainable farming at Duchy College's Rural Business School in the UK. He has published widely in animal health and farm resource management. 
 
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Copies of Improving organic animal farming can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £170/$220/€205 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
13 February 2019 

50 years of research into African agriculture 

 
The book is edited by Dr Peter Neuenschwander and Dr Manuele Tamò
 
Dr Peter Neuenschwander is an Emeritus Scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), based in Benin. Formerly Director of the IITA's Plant Health Management Division, he has worked on integrated pest management (IPM) projects in over 25 countries. 
 
Dr Manuele Tamò is an insect ecologist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Benin, with a particular focus on IPM in cereal-legume systems. He has worked with organisations such as WorldVeg (formerly AVRDC), ICRISAT and AfriceRice on IPM projects in many countries. 
 
Professor E. A. "Short" Heinrichs, Secretary General - International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences, says about this book: 
 
“This book, a must read for international agricultural scientists and pest management specialists, describes in meticulous detail how a group of eminent scientists have dedicated their lives to produce research that has led to stunning breakthroughs in the development of pest management strategies designed to solve the problems of African food insecurity, hunger and poverty.” 
 
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Copies of Critical issues in plant health: 50 years of research in African agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £170/$220/€205 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
12 November 2018 

NEW book on managing diseases in cereal crops 

 
The book is edited by Professor Richard Oliver. Professor Oliver is John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the Centre for Crop Disease Management at Curtin University, Australia. 
 
Amongst other honours, Professor Oliver is an Honorary Fellow of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Honorary Professor at Exeter and Nottingham Universities and was previously a Fellow at Rothamsted Research in the UK and a Visiting Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is also a past President of the British Society for Plant Pathology. 
 
Professor John Lucas, formerly Head of Plant Pathology at Rothamsted Research, UK; and Honorary Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology at the University of Nottingham, UK.says about this book: 
 
This is an impressive compilation of up-to-date information on fungal diseases of wheat and barley and their management. This volume is destined to become a key reference work for anyone keen to learn more about fungal diseases of these two major crops, and the latest options for limiting their impact worldwide." 
 
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Copies of Integrated disease management of wheat and barley can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £200/$260/€240 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
29 October 2018 

NEW book on Banana cultivation 

 
The book is edited by two of the leading experts in bananas, 
 
Dr Gert Kema is Professor of Tropical Plant Pathology and Head of the Department of Phytopathology at Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. He leads several international banana research programs, including interdisciplinary research projects and public-private-partnerships focusing on Panama disease and black Sigatoka. 
 
Dr André Drenth is Professor in Tropical Plant Pathology and theme leader for crop protection in the Centre for Horticultural Science at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), at the University of Queensland. He leads several projects on tropical plant diseases and he initiated and led a national Banana Plant Protection Programme set up to protect Australia’s banana industry from the impact of a range of pests and diseases. 
 
They commented."Funds invested in research on bananas, in areas such as genetics, breeding, variety evaluation trials, physiology, pathology and entomology, have always been far less than the resources available to those researching major crops of comparable economic importance grown in temperate climes. Investment in interdisciplinary research involving environmental and social aspects of banana production is even further behind." 
 
"Since no contemporary book exists on banana cultivation, this first volume in a 3 volume collection provides an important platform to take banana research forward". 
 
Dr Emile Frison, Former Director General of Bioversity International says about this book: 
 
This book provides an excellent and complete overview of banana production in the world. Considering the rapid evolution of banana production in the last couple of decades, it provides a timely update of current information. The contributing authors are among the best experts in banana research worldwide, making this book the future reference volume for this important crop.” 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas Volume 1: Cultivation techniques can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £180/$235/€215 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
22 October 2018 

NEW 2 volume collection on sustainable potato cultivation 

 
The books are edited by two of the leading experts in potato science, 
 
Dr Gefu Wang-Pruski (Volume 1) is Professor of Molecular Genomics in the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, Canada. Her research focuses on potato genetics and its implications for tuber quality and resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses, areas in which she has published widely. 
 
Dr Stuart Wale (Volume 2) is a potato agronomist and researcher with 40 years' experience for SAC Consulting, a Division of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College). He was formerly Head of Crop Services at the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC – the forerunner of SRUC). He has published widely on potato diseases in particular, co-editing Diseases, pests and disorders of potatoes: a colour handbook, and is a former President of the British Society of Plant Pathology. Dr Wale also has his own consultancy company: Potato Dynamics Ltd. 
 
Graham Thiele, Director - CGIAR Research Program on Roots Tubers and Bananas, led by the International Potato Center (CIP), says about these books: 
 
Sustainable potato cultivation means simultaneously addressing and resolving a complex set of varied and interlinked context-specific constraints. These books promise to rise to the occasion with a talented cast of authors who span the disciplinary spectrum from genetics, pests and diseases, cropping systems all the way through to nutrition and consumer perspectives." 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 1: Breeding improved varieties can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 2: Production, storage and crop protection can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £170/$220/€205 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
 
21 August 2018 

NEW book on Cocoa cultivation 

 
The book is edited by one of the leading experts in cocoa, Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan. Professor Umaharan is Director of the Cocoa Research Centre and Professor of Genetics at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. 
 
He has published extensively in the areas of plant genetic resources, genetic analysis and cocoa crop improvement. 
 
Martin Gilmour, Cocoa Sustainability R&D Director at Mars Global Chocolate, says about this book: 
 
This collection is a welcome addition to the rather scarce number of textbooks dealing with sustainable cultivation of cacao. Dealing with the basics of cacao physiology and genetic resources through to cacao breeding, cultivation and sustainability issues, the collection has many highly relevant chapters authored by experts in their field. This should be of great interest to researchers, development agencies, governments, industry specialists, and NGOs, in short anyone who is trying to improve the sustainability of this important crop.” 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £230/$300/€275 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
14 August 2018 

NEW 2 volume collection on soil health 

 
The books are edited by one of the leading experts in soil science, Dr Don Reicosky. Dr Reicosky is Soil Scientist Emeritus at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota. 
 
Dr Reicosky has published widely on carbon management and soil quality as related to soil health, understanding and optimising soil management through conservation agriculture for more sustainable production. 
 
Professor Ray R. Weil from the University of Maryland in the US, says about these books: 
 
Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture covers virtually the entire range of soil health topics. Dr Don Reicosky, himself an internationally distinguished soil scientist, has assembled an impressive roster of chapter authors. Each is a world-class specialist in the topic of the chapter. This collection of diverse chapters by highly respected authors promises to be a most interesting read and useful reference.” 
 
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Copies of Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Volume 1: Fundamentals can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £160/$2109/€180 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
Copies of Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Volume 2: Monitoring and management can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £200/$240/€220 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
7 August 2018 

NEW Grassland and pasture management title 

 
The book is edited by two of the leading experts in grassland and pasture management from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University in the UK. 
 
Professor Athole Marshall is Head of the internationally-renowned Public Good Plant Breeding Team at IBERS. The team is noted for its work in breeding new varieties of forage grasses, legumes and oats. Professor Marshall is Past President of the European Grassland Federation. 
 
Dr Rosemary Collins is a Principal Investigator at IBERS focussed on developing new varieties of legumes such as clover for a more sustainable agriculture. 
 
Roger Wilkins, Emeritus Researcher at Rothamsted Research in the UK and Life President of the European Grassland Federation, says about this new book: 
 
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the aspects of temperate grassland that are of crucial importance for the 21st Century. The Editors are renowned grassland scientists and there is a fantastic team of authors not only from Europe, but also from Australasia and North and South America. I commend this book to all serious researchers and extension specialists involved with temperate grassland”. 
 
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Copies of Improving grassland and pasture management in temperate agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £210/$275/€250 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
25 July 2018 

NEW Water management title 

 
The book is edited by one of the leading experts in water managment, Professor Theib Oweis. Dr Oweis is Director of the Water, Land and Ecosystems Program (WLEP) at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Professor Oweis is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on water management in agriculture. 
 
He is a jointly appointed Distinguished Professor - International Platform for Dryland Research and Education at Tottori University in Japan. 
 
David Molden, Director General at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal and formerly Deputy Director General for Research at the International Water Management Institute, says about this new book: 
 
This book provides excellent source material, covering a range of important topics for sound and sustainable water management practices for agriculture. This is an urgent need as food production is the major consumer of water resources. This book will hold the keys to help unlock the potential for improved water management. The editor and authors are to be applauded in taking this issue side by side with issues of sustainability.” 
 
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Note for editors 
Copies of Water management for sustainable agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £230/$300/€275 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
11 July 2018 

NEW 2 volume collection on sustainable sorghum cultivation 

 
The books are edited by one of the leading experts in sorghum science, Professor William Rooney. Dr Rooney is Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Science at Texas A&M University, USA. He has written widely on sorghum breeding and released a number of new varieties for use both in the US and Central America. 
 
He is a member and current Chair of the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America which brings together experts from a number of universities to improve sorghum cultivation. 
 
John F. Leslie, University Distinguished Professor from Kansas State University in the United States, says about these books: 
 
A comprehensive update on "why do" sorghum and "how to do" sorghum in both developed and developing countries.” 
 
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Note for editors 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 1: Genetics, breeding and production techniques can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £180/$235/€220 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 2: Sorghum utilization around the world can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £130/$170/€160 from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
19 June 2018 

NEW 2 volume collection on sustainable soybean cultivation 

 
The books are edited by one of the leading experts in soybean science, Dr Henry T. Nguyen. He is the Curators' Distinguished Professor of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, USA and former Director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology. 
 
Professor Nguyen is internationally recognized for his pioneering research into the molecular genetics of plant stress resistance as well as a leading role in mapping the soybean genome. 
 
Professor Elvira de Mejia, Assistant Dean for Research and University Scholar, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, USA says about these books: 
 
These books on soybean will be an internationally-renowned source since it covers important aspects of soybean breeding, cultivation techniques, pest and weed management, as well as the use of soybean for human and animal uses. Written by experts in their fields, this collection represents an outstanding and comprehensive compilation of current knowledge.” 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans Volume 1: Breeding and cultivation techniques and Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans Volume 2: Diseases, pests, food and other uses can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £140/$180/€170 per volume from www.bdspublishing.com.  
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
14 February 2018 

Groundbreaking investment in new coffee research center 

 
A leading authority in coffee research, Emeritus Professor Andre Charrier of Montpellier SupAgro in France, has highlighted the importance of this new book: 
 
Despite its popularity as a beverage and its economic importance, coffee has been considered as an orphan crop. This book on the recent advances in coffee research will help to meet the current challenges facing sustainable coffee production.” 
 
This book is the most up-to-date synthesis on major advances in coffee science, written by a large panel of researchers involved in international coffee research projects, in collaboration with the coffee industry worldwide. This book will be useful for scientists from universities, research institutes and industry in coffee-producing and coffee-consuming countries.” 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of coffee: Breeding and quality traits can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £190/$245/€230 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
25 October 2017 

Burleigh Dodds announces E-book distribution arrangement with Taylor & Francis 

 
Our commitment to our first class editors and authors is to disseminate their important research to the widest possible community. We were therefore pleased that T&F shared our vision and were keen to distribute our titles.” 
 
Their global reach and reputation for quality, achieves our goals, and we are delighted to be working with them.” 
 
It means that we can continue to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.” 
 
In the face of a growing population and competitions for resources, there has never been a more important time to focus on sustainable and climate-smart agriculture. We hope our partnership with T&F will be able to play some part in the future of our planet.” 
 
We have a passion for digital distribution and are committed to making content available as widely as possible.” said Christoph Cheshire, Group Sales Director at Taylor & Francis Group. 
 
We are delighted to welcome this new and exciting list from Burleigh Dodds as we continue to provide quality information and knowledge to the academic community.” 
 
By the end of 2017, Burleigh Dodds will have approximately 35 new titles in agricultural science, covering crops and livestock science with the emphasis on sustainability. 
24 October 2017 

21st Century wheat: advances in breeding 

 
This review is part of a major new publication: Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Vol 1: Breeding, quality traits, pests and diseases, edited by Professor Peter Langridge from the University of Adelaide in Australia. 
 
Wheat is the most widely cultivated cereal in the world and a staple food for around 3 billion people” said Francis Dodds. It has been estimated that demand for wheat could increase by up to 60% by 2050.” 
 
There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.” 
 
"These books present a comprehensive coverage of issues facing wheat production globally”, said Dr Hans-Joachim Braun, Director of Global Wheat Program and CRP Wheat, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico. 
 
The authors represent the top scientists involved in the diverse areas that are important for sustainable wheat production and with this book provide an excellent resource for those interested in wheat improvement and production". 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of the chapter: Advances in wheat breeding techniques can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in digital formats costing: £30.00/$32.50/€30.00 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 1 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £210/$265/€250 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
9 October 2017 

Feathers ruffled over Salmonella threat 

 
Sweden’s remarkable achievement is based on the following key steps”, said Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who are publishing the new research. 
 
They are working hard in preventing contamination of the breeding pyramid, strict biosecurity on farm sites; preventing Salmonella contamination in feed given to broiler flocks, detailed surveillance of the production chain at critical control points to detect Salmonella contamination and immediate action to remove Salmonella from the food chain if detected.” 
 
The review is part of a major new publication: Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Vol 1: Safety, quality and sustainability, edited by Dr Steven Ricke. 
 
This is a timely book that provides not only a valuable account of modern food safety management in poultry production and processing, and enhancement of product quality” said Dr Steven Ricke, the Donald ‘Buddy’ Wray Chair in Food Safety and Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas, USA. 
 
But also covers the key elements of sustainable production systems for a world now seriously threatened by climate change”, said Geoffrey Mead, Emeritus Professor, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK. 
 
With its appropriate international scope, Professor Ricke’s book will make a major contribution to this important subject and become essential reading for all those concerned.” 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of the chapter Case studies on food safety control in the production of fresh poultry meat: effective control of Salmonella in Sweden can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: Volume 2 £30.00/$32.50/€30.00; Volume 3 £30.00/$32.50/€30.00 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 1 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: Volume 2 £150/$190/€180; Volume 3 £220/$275/€265 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
5 October 2017 

System of Rice Intensification (SRI): A new paradigm? 

 
SRI has, at times been controversial but is now used in over 50 countries. Written by one of the world’s foremost authorities, the chapter reviews the origins and spread of SRI as well as more recent developments such as the use of direct-seeding. The chapter also provides a detailed assessment of the types of yield achieved by SRI in different conditions and a careful review of the sometimes conflicting results on how it compares with other types of rice cultivation practice. 
 
The review is part of a major new publication: Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Vol 2: Cultivation, pest and disease management, edited by Prof. Takuji Sasaki, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan. 
 
Rice feeds half the world population”, said one of the world’s leading experts Professor Gurdev Khush, from the University of California-Davis, USA; formerly the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) winner of the Japan Prize, the World Food Prize and the Wolf Prize. 
 
This collection summarizes the latest technologies for genetic improvement of rice and for its management practices, in addition to its management under diverse environments. It will serve as standard reference for rice scientists.” 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of the chapter Developments in the system of rice intensification (SRI) can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in digital formats costing: £30.00/$32.50/€30.00; from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 2: Cultivation, pest and disease management can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$190/€180 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
26 September 2017 

Baaaad news on the EU horizon for UK sheep farmers 

 
It has been estimated that there are over 1 billion sheep around the globe, over 8 million tonnes of sheep meat consumed each year and over 2 million tonnes of wool produced “, said Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing who have published the new research. 
 
Sheep farming, whether for meat or wool, has always been an essential component in diversifying farming systems, particularly in exploiting land unsuitable for arable crops and the changes on the horizon due to the UK leaving the EU are raising deep concerns for the sheep industry.” 
 
The range of challenges facing sheep production are addressed in “Achieving sustainable production of sheep”, edited by one of the leading experts in sheep science, Professor Johan Greyling, Head of the Department of Animal, Welfare and Grassland Science at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Publishing widely in animal breeding and working with major international organisations such as the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Johan Greyling is also Editor-in-chief of the journal Small Ruminant Research. 
 
The proposed book is almost encyclopaedic in coverage and includes the cream of the world's animal scientists specifically with expertise in sheep farming” said Emeritus Professor George F.W Haenlein, University of Delaware, USA. 
 
The focus on sustainability is to be commended” 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable production of sheep can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £230/$290/€275 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
12 September 2017 

Breakthrough in resistance to devastating cassava diseases 

 
This makes cassava a key food security crop for some of the world’s poorest farmers.” 
 
The challenges of improving cultivation of one of the world’s most important crops are addressed in these two new volumes. Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1: Cultivation techniques; and Volume 2 Genetics, breeding, pests and diseases
 
Both volumes are edited by Dr Clair Hershey, formerly Cassava Program Leader at the world-famous International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia. 
 
With a background in plant breeding, Dr Hershey has previously worked for leading institutions such as the FAO and the Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB). 
 
This book will provide a thorough state of the art on cassava research”, said Professor Rodomiro Ortiz from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 
 
The book benefits from bringing together professionals with a broad interdisciplinary expertise in cassava and a value-chain perspective in their writing. This book will be a welcome source of knowledge to facilitate the sustainable intensification of cassava farming globally.” 
 
HarvestPlus, one of the world’s leading initiatives tackling the scourge of malnutrition, has recently released over 90,000 cassava stems enriched with Vitamin A to Nigerian farmers. Such initiatives highlight just what an important crop cassava is. 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1 and 2 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: Volume 1 £190/$240/€230; Volume 2 £140/$175/€170 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
7 September 2017 

Global giant and industry council leading the way to healthier poultry meat 

 
Achieving this growth will be a huge task.” he continued. "In the face of problems such as the continuing threat of disease, the need to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, higher welfare standards and rising feed costs, it will be a challenging time ahead.” 
 
These and other challenges faced by poultry producers around the world are addressed in two new publications: Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 2: Breeding and nutrition and its companion volume, Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3: Health and welfare
 
The books are edited by one of the leading experts in poultry science, Professor Todd Applegate. He is Head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, USA. 
 
Professor Applegate is a former President of the Poultry Science Association (PSA). Amongst other honours, he is a recipient of the PSA’s Evonik Degussa Award for Achievement in Poultry Science and the American Feed Industry Association’s Poultry Nutrition Research Award 
 
“Increasing food production to address the nutritional needs of an expanding world population requires a combined effort from experts in genetics, nutrition, health, and welfare”, said Professor Rodomiro Ortiz from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 
 
The well-known editor has assembled world leaders in these fields to communicate their detailed knowledge for the benefit of the research community.” 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 2 and 3 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: Volume 2 £150/$190/€180; Volume 3 £160/$200/€190 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
24 August 2017 

Is Dairy scary? 

 
Efficient production of good quality milk depends on ensuring the health and wellbeing of dairy cattle”, said Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who are publishing the new book. “This volume reviews the current state of our scientific understanding of the nutrition, health and welfare of cattle in the dairy herd.” 
 
The volume is edited by Dr John Webster, Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol, UK. 
 
Amongst his many achievements, Professor Webster was recently awarded an honorary degree by the Royal Veterinary College for his research in animal science, as well as the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare. 
 
He established the Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group at the University of Bristol, one of the largest and most highly-regarded of its kind in the world, and was a founder member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council which pioneered the Five Freedoms for farm animals. 
 
Understanding the dairy cow is a matter of heart and mind. It is essential to examine her scientifically as a complex and elegant machine for the production of milk, the nearest thing in nature to a complete food”, said Professor Webster. “We need at the outset, a proper understanding of cow behaviour and the motivations that govern behaviour.” 
 
The campaign for good health can never be entirely won. Problems arise from the appearance of new or re-emergent epidemics such as Foot and Mouth disease. But over time these do not begin to compare with the big three: infertility, mastitis and lameness.” 
 
There can be few people in the world better qualified to edit a new book about nutrition, health and welfare of dairy cattle than John Webster”, said Richard Dewhurst, Professor of Ruminant Nutrition and Production Systems, SRUC, Edinburgh, UK. 
 
These have been the passions of a long and distinguished academic career. He has assembled a strong team of authors to provide comprehensive coverage of key topics, as well as the wide range of dairy production systems across developed and developing countries.” 
 
Two companion volumes review research on the quality and safety of milk, genetics and sustainability. 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £240/$300/€290 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
15 August 2017 

The lesser of two Weevils! 

 
The rice plant is an ideal host for many insect species.” said Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing who have published the new research. “There are over 800 insect species damaging rice in one way or another and this has to be addressed as global demand for rice increases.” 
 
Rice insect pests and their management discusses nearly 100 of the most important of these pests and includes over 150 photographs and images. It is written by some of the world’s leading experts in the subject: Professor Elvis Heinrichs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Dr Francis Nwilene, The Africa Rice Center, Nigeria; Professor Michael Stout, Louisiana State University, USA; Dr Buyung Hadi, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), The Philippines; and Dr Thais Freitas, Universidade Federale Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 
 
The authors need to be congratulated to have pulled together such a large body of relevant information on rice pests and made it available to pest management professionals in the field as well as scientists in the laboratories in a very approachable and easy to use format” said Hans Herren, formerly Director General of the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), winner of The World Food Prize and numerous other awards. 
 
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Copies of Rice insect pests and their management can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £200/$250/€240 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
8 August 2017 

Standing apart from the Chaff 

 
The two books cover all the key aspects of wheat cultivation from breeding to cultivation, pest and disease management. 
 
The demand for wheat in the developing world is estimated to increase by up to 60% by 2050”, said Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing who have published the new research. “But current rates of production are not adequate to meet this enormous demand.” 
 
In North Africa and Western Asia we know that wheat imports have grown dramatically. These are amongst the world’s most unstable regions, and food security and import dependency are major issues that have to be addressed.” 
 
The new volumes are edited by one of the leading experts in wheat science, Dr Peter Langridge, Emeritus Professor of Plant Science at the University of Adelaide and former CEO of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFC). Professor Langridge is also Chair of the Scientific Board of the Wheat Initiative set up to coordinate international research in wheat. 
 
These books present a comprehensive coverage of issues facing wheat production globally.” said Dr Hans-Joachim Braun, Director Global Wheat Program and CRP Wheat, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico. “The expert authors represent the top scientists involved in the diverse areas that are important for sustainable wheat production. These books provides an excellent resource for those interested in wheat improvement and production,” 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Vol.1 and 2 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: Vol.1. £210/$265/€250; Vol2. £130/$165/€155 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
18 July 2017 

An apple a day keeps 8 million doctors away 

Eating more fruits like apples could save up to 8 million premature deaths each year including the reduction of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. 
 
This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, which analysed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake and found that apples are particularly important in preventing heart disease. 
 
A new publication, Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples, discusses the latest research on growing this major crop more sustainably whilst maintaining the sensory and nutritional quality consumers expect. 
 
The apple is an iconic fruit recognized around the world and produced in over 100 countries”, says Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, publishers of the new book. 
 
We have been cultivating apples for thousands of years, but the last century has seen the biggest changes in our production systems”. 
 
Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples explains that dramatic improvement is due to an increase in breeding activity with new ranges of commercial varieties as well as more scientific and intensive cultivation including nutrient management, pruning operations and tree design for improving efficiency at harvest. 
 
These and other changes are addressed in the book which is edited by one of the leading experts in apple science, Dr Kate Evans, Professor of Horticulture at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Washington State University, USA 
 
No other publication has this international range of expertise. In linking physiology, breeding, husbandry, plant health, nutrition and sustainability, it promises to be a benchmark reference for crop and food scientists, practitioners and students. A signal achievement by any measure” said Emeritus Professor Silviero Sansavini from the University of Bologna, Italy, a leading expert in the field. 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £220/$275/€265 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
13 July 2017 

Maize growth needs to hit 60% to match global demand 

A recent BBC news story has explained that scientific analysis of a cob of corn dating back 5,000 years shows how maize became one of our most popular cereals and that farming by early civilisations started a process of domestication that produced the sweet yellow corn we use today for food or fuel. 
 
Yet the challenge in 2017 for scientists and growers alike is that maize yields need to increase by an estimated 60% by 2050 to meet growing demand. How can this dramatic increase be achieved? 
 
 
Maize production is currently held back by factors such as: lack of available improved cultivars or failure to take up new improved varieties, inadequate crop management and storage, poor soil quality, the impact of pests and diseases, and more extreme weather related to climate change“, said Francis Dodds, Editorial Director of Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing who have published the new research. 
 
Research needs to focus on supporting more productive, sustainable and nutritionally-valuable maize cultivation, particularly for smallholders in the developing world if the demand is to be met”. 
 
The two volumes are edited Dr Dave Watson, Programme Manager for the CGIAR Research Program on Maize, the most important research project of its kind on maize. Dr Watson is based at the world-famous International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico. 
 
This publication promises to be a path-breaking contribution to agricultural research and development” said Professor Mankombu (M. S.) Swaminathan, Recipient of the first World Food Prize in 1987 and listed by Time magazine as one of the 20 most influential Asian people of the twentieth century. 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Vol.1 and 2 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: Vol.1. £150/$190/€180; Vol2. £190/$240/€230 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
21 June 2017 

Global demand for rice addressed by experts in groundbreaking publication 

 
"The rice community therefore faces the challenge of increasing rice production in the face of a rising population, plateauing rice yields, pressures on land and other resources available for rice cultivation and an unstable, changing climate." 
 
This major new, two-volume collection titled Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice, Volume 1: Breeding for higher yield and quality and Volume 2: Cultivation techniques, pest and disease management is edited by one of the leading experts in rice science, Professor Takuji Sasaki of the Nodai Research Institute, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan. 
 
Professor Sasaki is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Rice, and played a leading role in the international rice genome sequencing project. 
 
"Rice feeds half the world population." said global expert Professor Gurdev Khush from University of California-Davis, USA; formerly the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), winner of the Japan Prize, the World Food Prize and the Wolf Prize. 
 
"Production of rice must continue to increase at the rate of one percent a year to maintain food security. This will require varieties with higher yield potential and better management practices. This collection summarizes the latest technologies for genetic improvement of rice and for its management under diverse environments. It will serve as standard reference for rice scientists." he said. 
 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Vol.1 and 2 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: Vol.1. £140/$175/€170; Vol2. £150/$190/€180 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
10 May 2017 

Milk across the world still has a ‘lot of bottle’ 

 
Today more than ever the world needs milk.” he said. 
 
This review of the latest research, which appears in a major new volume Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 1: Milk composition, genetics and breeding is edited by Dr Nico van Belzen, Director-General of the prestigious International Dairy Federation (IDF), and covers such topics as the protein and bioactive components of milk and how they can best be exploited. 
 
As demand for dairy products continues to grow, and with sustainable nutrition and food security at the top of the global agenda, it is imperative that we develop and share the latest knowledge, practices and issues relating to sustainability of dairy chains.” said Dr Jeremy Hill, past President of the International Dairy Federation (IDF)/Chief Technology Officer, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd. “With a veritable Who’s Who of dairy expertise and an expert editor in IDF Director General Nico Van Belzen, Achieving sustainable production of milk will go a long way to achieving this.” 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable production of milk: Volume 1 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing £150/$190/€180 from www.bdspublishing.com
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
9 May 2017 

Are Eggs the new brain as well as brawn food? 

 
What this means is that consumption of eggs is as good for your brain as well as it is for your body.” 
 
Two new publications, Achieving sustainable production of eggs Volume 1: Safety and quality and Achieving sustainable production of eggs Volume 2: Animal welfare and sustainability, discuss the nutraceutical benefits of eggs as well as many other key issues in egg production. 
 
This publication will be a must-have reference resource for egg producers, poultry scientist, food scientists, government regulatory agencies, and students.” said Robert F. Wideman, Emeritus Professor, the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas, USA. “The proposed content is excellent with an outstanding and comprehensive compilation of current knowledge by the world’s foremost experts, on a topic that is highly relevant.” 
 
The two volumes are edited by Dr Julie Roberts, Associate Professor at the University of New England, Australia. Dr Roberts is internationally-renowned for her research on egg production. 
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Note for editors 
 
Copies of Achieving sustainable production of eggs: Volume 1 and Volume 2 can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing £180/$225/€215.00; £130/$165/€155.00 from www.bdspublishing.com. 
 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
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