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Developing animal feed products
 
This volume reviews key research and the challenges faced in developing new livestock feed products that promote growth whilst also enhancing both product quality and safety. This collection also summarises recent key developments in the sector, including a better understanding of gut function and the need to replace antibiotics 
Improving the nutritional and nutraceutical properties of wheat and other cereals
This volume reviews the key research on the nutritional components of cereals, their interactions with the gut, the way processing can inhibit or optimise their benefits and what it means for developing the next generation of nutritionally-enhanced cereal products. 
Genome editing for precision crop breeding
 
Part 1 of this volume reviews advances in gene editing techniques such as insertion-based genome edits, base editing, guide RNAs and CRIST/Cas off targeting. Part 2 surveys applications of gene editing in key cereal and vegetable crops. 
Plant genetic resources: A review of current research and future needs
 
This collection surveys the wealth of research addressing the challenges facing agriculture, such as maintaining and benefitting from plant genetic diversity. It assesses ways of valuing and monitoring plant genetic diversity and discusses advances in in-situ and ex-situ strategies for conserving plant genetic diversity. 
Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of dairy cattle
 
This collection summarises and reviews the wealth of research relating specifically to dairy cattle, including understanding behaviour, monitoring welfare and improving current welfare practices. 
Advances in horticultural soilless culture
 
This collection reviews current research on optimising substrates for soilless cultivation and assesses recent advances in technologies, such as fertigation systems and process control. Case studies on a range of horticultural crops feature throughout as a means of depicting examples of practical application. 
Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of pigs
 
This collection reviews the genetic and developmental factors that affect pig behaviour and assesses ways of optimising pig welfare at different stages of production, from breeding to slaughter. 
Understanding and improving crop root function
 
Part 1 in this collection reviews recent research on understanding root system architecture and growth together key interactions in the rhizosphere. Parts 2 and 3 assess how roots respond to biotic and abiotic stresses whilst Part 4 explores how this understanding can be used to optimise root function. 
The sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems
 
This volume reviews recent research on effective support to improve smallholder livelihoods. After discussing the economics of smallholder farming, the book looks at access to key inputs before assessing ways of improving extension and other services to support sustainable production practices. 
Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas - Volume 2
 
Volume 2 begins with a discussion of progress in identifying and broadening the genetic base for Musa species. This provides the foundation for Parts 3 and 4 which review advances in both conventional and recent molecular breeding techniques and their application in producing improved varieties. 

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LATEST NEWS 

Professor Alexander N. Hristov
New Editor Joins Burleigh Dodds! 
 
We are delighted to announce the arrival of a new editor to the Burleigh Dodds team. 
 
Professor Alexander N. Hristov has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: 'Advances in sustainable dairy cattle nutrition'. 
 
Find out more here 
 
New book covers fragile status of the genetic diversity of our food 
 
A new global evaluation of the conservation of plant genetic resources is published as nations discuss new biodiversity conservation targets at the Convention on Biological Diversity - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) 
 
The global biodiversity crisis usually conjures images of starving polar bears in an iceless Arctic. Sometimes we think about the plight of the pollinators, without whom much of our food and plant-based biodiversity would be imperiled. But the diversity loss extends to our food in another way: the genetic diversity that underpins our food security. 
 
Read CIAT's full Press Release about our new book here 
NEW Review in Hatchery Practice 
 
‘This book gives a good overall review of the advances that have recently occurred in the fields of poultry genetics and genomics…one thing that really struck me about this book was the calibre of the editorial team and the international range and expertise of the contributing authors.  
 
With over 550 pages this book is well worth its place on the bookshelf of anyone who is interested in poultry breeding and genomics.’ (International Hatchery Practice) 
 
Read the full Review here
 
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