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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. 
Achieving sustainable management of tropical forests
This collection reviews the wealth of research on tropical forest management. Parts 1 and 2 explore key challenges facing tropical forests as well as the ecosystem services they deliver. Parts 3 and 4 review the management structures and techniques required for sustainable forest management (SFM). Part 6 includes case studies of SFM of different tropical forest types. 
Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of chickens
Part 1 of this volume reviews advances in research on key aspects of poultry behaviour and welfare monitoring. Part 2 discusses particular welfare issues affecting broilers and layers such as housing and environmental enrichment as well as problems such as injurious pecking and bone health. 
Reconciling agricultural production with biodiversity conservation
The first part of this volume assesses general issues such as landscape approaches, mapping and assessing the economic value of biodiversity. Part 2 reviews management practices promoting biodiversity such as field margins, hedgerows, improved pasture management and agroforestry. 
Advances in postharvest management of cereals and grains
This collection provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on the causes of postharvest cereal losses, as well as the key research on the detection and control of fungal contaminants. 
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New Editors
New Editorial Team Joins Burleigh Dodds! 
We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new editors to the Burleigh Dodds team. 
Dr Michelle Fountain (L) and Dr Tom Pope(R) have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Advances in monitoring of native and invasive insect crop pests. 
Find out more here 
NEW Blog: Wearable technologies: driving improvements in chicken welfare? 
Consumer and retailer concerns 
Recent spikes in consumer and retailer concern for the welfare of farmed animals (including chickens) have led to the development of animal welfare standards, changes in how animals are housed and managed, and new research opportunities to develop animal-based indicators of animal welfare.  
Concerns around overcrowding in broiler sheds, health problems such as lameness in broilers and keel bone fractures in laying hens, development of injuries / stress during catching, transport and slaughter and restriction on space or natural daylight are a few of the more prominent ones. 
To mitigate these concerns, some governments have enforced legislative changes to the way poultry are housed and managed on-farm. This includes the transition from traditional housing systems for laying hens to a more complex enclosure that increases the bird’s interaction with its environment, whilst also ensuring competent movement. 
Read the full blog here
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