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Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
12 March 2020 

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This week is Academic Book Week and its central theme this year is Academic Books and the Environment. 
 
The week-long campaign's aim is to showcase how academic books can spark and influence the debate on the most current topical issues - a mission that we similarly share. 
 
Discover our Sustainability & organic titles here
 
To celebrate the commencement of the fifth Academic Book Week, we are offering our customers 25% off ALL of our titles. Simply enter code ACBOOKWK at checkout via our website to redeem this exclusive discount. 

IN THE NEWS 

New research suggests that substituting antibiotics for citrus extract in piglet diets increases gut health. 
 
The study, completed by researchers at the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, record that the implementation of citrus extract in the piglet's diets increased the concentrations of plasma essential amino acids and improved digestive enzymes activity. 
 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: NUTRITION CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
This collection includes 34 chapters that cover developments in understanding and optimising the nutrition of livestock. 
 
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FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Alternative sources of protein for poultry nutrition, Paul A. Iji, Mehdi Toghyani, Emmanuel U. Ahiwe and Apeh A. Omede 
Feed supplements for dairy cattle, C. Jamie Newbold 
The use of growth promoters in pig nutrition, John M. Brameld, David M. Brown and Tim Parr 

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Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
12 March 2020 

TOP STORY 

This week is Academic Book Week and its central theme this year is Academic Books and the Environment. 
 
The week-long campaign's aim is to showcase how academic books can spark and influence the debate on the most current topical issues - a mission that we similarly share. 
 
Discover our Sustainability & organic titles here
 
To celebrate the commencement of the fifth Academic Book Week, we are offering our customers 25% off ALL of our titles. Simply enter code ACBOOKWK at checkout via our website to redeem this exclusive discount. 

IN THE NEWS 

Biodiversity increases the efficiency of energy use in grasslands, claims scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. 
 
The group of researchers examined how much energy flows into a specified ecosystem, how much energy is retained, how much biomass is present, as well as how much energy ultimately leaves the ecosystem. 
 
At the conclusion of the study, results have since reported that higher plant diversity leads to more energy stored, a greater energy flow and higher energy-use efficiency. 
 
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RELATED TITLE 

 
 
Title: Reconciling agricultural production with biodiversity conservation 
 
Editors: Professor Paolo Bàrberi and Dr Anna-Camilla Moonen 
 
Publication Date: Q3 2020 
 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: TECHNOLOGY & DATA CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
This collection includes 68 chapters that covers advances in precision agriculture, data management and its application in modelling and decision support systems. It covers areas such as sensor technology, robotics and automation as well as data management. 
 
To download the list of chapters in this collection, click here

FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Advances in using robots in forestry operations, Ola Lindroos, Omar Mendoza-Trejo, Pedro La Hera and Daniel Ortiz Morales 
Precision tillage systems, Pedro Andrade-Sanchez and Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya 

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Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
28 February 2020 

IN THE NEWS 

POULTRY 
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With the poultry industry's attempt to limit antibiotic usage, alternative strategies for supporting and improving gut health have been developed. 
 
For many producers, the challenge now materialises in the form of not knowing which alternative strategies to use and when to ensure the highest level of animal performance. 
 
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PIGS 
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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK have recently published an updated pig welfare code which includes advice for pig producers on how to ensure the highest standards of animal welfare are being met. 
 
The new code also offers guidance to improved practices on how to prevent tail biting without the need to routinely dock pigs' tails. 
 
Read the full article here 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: LIVESTOCK PHYSIOLOGY & BREEDING CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
This collection includes 37 chapters that review advances in livestock physiology and genetics, as well as livestock breeding techniques and their application in improving livestock breeds. 
 
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FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Marker-assisted selection in poultry, P. M. Hocking and J. Hickey, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Development of dairy breeding programmes, Didier Boichard, INRA, France 
Factors affecting the reproductive efficiency of pigs, Glen W. Almond and Emily Mahan-Riggs, North Carolina State University, USA 

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Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
28 February 2020 

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Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing are delighted to announce two NEW important publications. 
Achieving sustainable urban agriculture
Editor: Professor Han Wiskerke 
Publication Date: 18th February 2020 
ISBN: 9781786763167 
 
This volume reviews research on building urban and peri-urban agricultural networks, the use of technologies such as rooftop and vertical farming systems, as well as providing case studies of particular products from urban farming. 
 
 
Achieving sustainable crop nutrition
Editor: Professor Zed Rengel 
Publication Date: 18th February 2020 
ISBN: 9781786763129 
 
This collection reviews current research on understanding nutrient cycles, the ways crops process nutrients, the environmental effects of fertilizer use and how this understanding can be used to improve nutrient use efficiency for a more resource-efficient and climate-smart agriculture. 
 

IN THE NEWS 

Identifying the population and species of insects within an arable field is crucial to ensuring these natural predators can be utilised as part of an integrated pest management plan. 
 
A recent article published in Farmers Weekly, discusses the importance of integrated pest management and how its correct application can ultimately reduce farmers' reliance on insecticides to handle pest infestations. 
 
Read the full article here 

RELATED TITLE 

 
 
Title: Integrated management of insect pests: Current and future developments 
 
Editors: Emeritus Professor Marcos Kogan & Emeritus Professor E. A. Heinrichs 
 
Publication Date: 29th October 2019 
 
Pages: 1004 
 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SUSTAINABILITY & ORGANIC CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
This collection includes 192 chapters that review advances in understanding and measuring the environmental impact of both crop and livestock production as well as the effect of climate change on agriculture. 
 
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FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Sustainable use of seaweed for biofuel, Jay Liu, Boris Brigljevic and Peyman Fasahati, Pukyong National University, South Korea 
Organic fertilizers and biofertilizers, Lidia Sas Paszt and Slawomir Gluszek, Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland 
Organic potato cultivation, Thomas F. Döring, University of Berlin, Germany and Derek H. Lynch, Dalhousie University, Canada 

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Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
21 February 2020 

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As a "climate-smart" publisher, we aim to help researchers in agricultural science with the challenge of feeding a growing population in the face of climate change, by tackling the issue of information overload. 
 
Dr Charles Francis sums up exactly how we are helping researchers and students in a review our two volumes on Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture
"This two-volume set in Burleigh Dodds Agricultural Science may represent one of the most important projects in their series focused on sustainable agriculture and recent advances in research on key crop and animal species. Many scholars and students today often rely on the web to locate open-source references in research and courses, yet the value of comprehensive books that review specific topics cannot be ignored. The compilation on soil health edited by Prof. Reicosky is an example of quality scholarship, clear and accessible writing, and comprehensive referencing on an emerging topic in agriculture and food production… descriptions of methods and data from a wide range of sources and interpretations by experts in the field contribute to the timeless value of books such as these in the series on agricultural sciences. They should be part of contemporary library collections and available to everyone." 
 
Dr Charles Francis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: POULTRY CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
This collection includes 101 chapters that cover the farming of poultry and the key steps in the value chain for livestock production, from breeding to slaughter. 
 
To download the list of chapters in this collection click here. 

FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Understanding gut microbiota in poultry, Robert Moore, RMIT University, Australia 
Parasites affecting poultry, Larry McDougald, University of Georgia, USA 
Welfare standards for laying hens, Andy Butterworth, University of Bristol, UK 

IN THE NEWS 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES 

Researchers at the Scotland Rural College (SRUC) have studied several approaches to monitoring greenhouse gas emissions in dairy cattle. 
 
SRUC have formed a partnership with the University of Strathclyde to develop precision livestock farming technology to monitor methane production. 
 
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Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
21 February 2020 

TOP STORY 

 
As a "climate-smart" publisher, we aim to help researchers in agricultural science with the challenge of feeding a growing population in the face of climate change, by tackling the issue of information overload. 
 
Dr Charles Francis sums up exactly how we are helping researchers and students in a review our two volumes on Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture
"This two-volume set in Burleigh Dodds Agricultural Science may represent one of the most important projects in their series focused on sustainable agriculture and recent advances in research on key crop and animal species. Many scholars and students today often rely on the web to locate open-source references in research and courses, yet the value of comprehensive books that review specific topics cannot be ignored. The compilation on soil health edited by Prof. Reicosky is an example of quality scholarship, clear and accessible writing, and comprehensive referencing on an emerging topic in agriculture and food production… descriptions of methods and data from a wide range of sources and interpretations by experts in the field contribute to the timeless value of books such as these in the series on agricultural sciences. They should be part of contemporary library collections and available to everyone." 
 
Dr Charles Francis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA 

NEW PUBLICATION 

 
 
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing are delighted to announce the publication of their new title, Achieving sustainable cultivation of barley, edited by Prof. Glen Fox, University of California-Davis, USA and Prof. Chengdao Li, Murdoch University, USA. 
 
This collection reviews advances in research on improving barley cultivation across the value chain. 
 
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IN THE NEWS 

Scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have successfully developed a new tool that identifies and explores the genetic diversity of the bacterial wilt pathogen that effects bananas. 
 
The tool - Multi Locus Variable Number of Tandem Repeat Analysis 19 scheme (MLVA-19) - is set to be used to further understand the population biology and epidemiology of the pathogen. 
 
Read more on this development here 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: HORTICULTURE CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
 
This collection includes 202 chapters that cover the following products: Apples, Bananas, Berries, Mangoes, Nuts, Other fruits, Tomatoes and Vegetables. 
 
To download the list of chapters in this collection, click here

FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Advances in breeding of mangoes, Sunday O. S. Akinyemi, National Horticultural Research Institute, Nigeria 
Mapping and exploiting the citrus genome, Patrick Ollitrault, CIRAD, France 
Harvesting and packaging of bananas, Juan José Aycart, Dole, Ecuador 

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Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
14 February 2020 

TOP STORY 

 
Feeding fermented feed to piglets during the weaning period is a revolutionary approach to ensuring that the piglet remains in good health at the post-weaning stage. 
 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: PIG FEED EFFICIENCY CHAPTERS 

Modelling nutrient requirements for pigs to optimise feed efficiency: Ludovic Brossard, Jean-Yves Dourmad, Florence Garcia-Launay and Jaap van Milgen, PEGASE, INRA – Agrocampus Ouest, France 
Genetic factors affecting feed efficiency, feeding behaviour and related traits in pigs: Duy Ngoc Do, McGill University, Canada; and Haja N. Kadarmideen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 
Welfare of weaned piglets: Arlene Garcia and John J. McGlone, Texas Tech University, USAe 

FORTHCOMING TITLE 

 
Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of chickens, edited by Professor Christine Nicol, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK is scheduled for publication later this year. 
 
This collection summarises the rich body of research on understanding the behaviour of chickens and using this knowledge to optimise welfare management of broilers and layers. 
 
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Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
14 February 2020 

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We are extremely delighted to announce the publication of two of our most eagerly awaited titles edited by Professor Amir Kassam from the University of Reading, UK: 
 
 
 
But don't take our word for it...From the foreword to each volume by the FAO Director-General: 
"This edifying book is a compendium of much of what we have learnt across the world about CA...It will serve as an immensenly valuable source of reference - and inspiration - for all those who are committed to putting the world's food systems on a truly sustainable footing. It is with great pleasure, therefore, that I commend this book to you." 
 
Qu Dongyu, Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 

IN THE NEWS 

 
Statistics provided by FAOstat show that the tomato yield in The Netherlands is six times greater than that in Spain. 
 
China remains the world's largest producer of tomatoes, with India coming in at second. 
 
For further information and additional statistics, click here

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CEREALS CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
The collection includes 156 chapters that cover the following products: Barley, Maize, Rice, Sorghum and Wheat. 
 
To download the list of chapters in this collection, click here

FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Diseases affecting wheat: wheat blast, J. L. N. Maciel, Embrapa Wheat, Brazil 
Ensuring the genetic diversity of sorghum, Hari Upadhyaya and Mani Vetriventhan, ICRISAT 
Non-invasive field phenotyping of cereal development, Andreas Hund, Lukas Kronenberg, Jonas Anderegg, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Kang Yu, KU Leuven, Switzerland and Achim Walter, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 

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Burleigh Dodds Livestock Round Up 
7 February 2020 

TOP STORY 

 
An agricultural start-up company - MoooFarm - is in the early stages of developing a platform that can assist dairy farmers globally in detecting early signs of mastitis in cows through image labelling. 
 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MASTITIS CHAPTERS 

Mastitis, milk quality and yield: P. Moroni, Cornell University; F. Welcome, QMPS Cornell University; and M. F. Addis, Porto Conte Ricerche 
Aetiology, diagnosis and control of mastitis in dairy herds: P. Moroni, Cornell University; F. Welcome, QMPS Cornell University; and M. F. Addis, Porto Conte Ricerche 

FORTHCOMING TITLE 

 
 
Cattle are a major source of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions: methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and ammonia (NH3). 
 
Scheduled for publication later this year, Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production, edited by Dr Richard Baines, Royal Agricultural University, UK addresses the range of research on the ways of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock production. 
 
Find out more about the book here 
 

IN THE NEWS 

Researchers from the Polish National Veterinary Research Institute have discovered an alternative, non-invasive method that can be used to measure the use of doxycycline on poultry farms. 
 
The researchers claim that through analysing feathers, a bird's potential exposure to antibiotics is made apparent as antimicrobials are known to accumulate in poultry feathers. 
 
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Burleigh Dodds Crops Round Up 
7 February 2020 

TOP STORY 

 
 
Integrated management of insect pests: Current and future developments reviews current developments in integrated pest management (IPM), focusing on insect pests and mites. 
 
Edited by two of the world's leading entomologists, this authoritative and comprehensive new book boasts over 1000 pages on the latest research knowledge. 
 
For more information on this exciting book, click here 
 

IN THE NEWS 

A survey completed by the IITA has identified the most vulnerable areas prone to Black Sigatoka banana disease in Uganda and Tanzania. 
 
The researchers responsible for the survey hope that the findings will propel the introduction of integrated disease management techniques, such as the use of resistant varieties. 
 
For more information on this survey and its findings, click here 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: PESTS & DISEASES CHAPTER COLLECTION 

 
The Pests & diseases collection includes 209 chapters that review advances in understanding and managing insect pests, diseases, weeds and other biotic threats to crop cultivation, including ways of improving integrated pest management (IPM) and integrated disease management. 

FEATURED CHAPTERS IN THIS COLLECTION 

Advances in integrated pest management (IPM) in citrus cultivation: Prof. Lukasz Stelinski, University of Florida, USA 
Improving crop pest/disease modeling: Prof. J. M. Fernandes, et al., Universidade de Passo Fundo, Brazil 
Advances in pest and disease management in greenhouse cultivation: Prof. Gerben J. Messelink and Prof. H. Marjolein Kruidhof, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands 

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