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25 May 2023
World-Renowned Expert Agrees to Edit Second Edition of 2018 Book on Precision Agriculture
We're delighted to announce that Dr John Stafford has agreed to edit a new edition of his highly-successful book: Precision agriculture for sustainability, published by Burleigh Dodds Science in 2018.
Formerly a scientist at the internationally-renowned Silsoe Research Institute, Dr Stafford is well known as a leader in precision agriculture technologies.
This is the first book in the Burleigh Dodds series in Agricultural Science to have a second edition.
Find out more about Dr Stafford here.
Discover the First Edition of Precision Agriculture for Sustainability!
Dr John Stafford, Silsoe Solutions, UK
About the Book
By using resources more efficiently, precision agriculture can make farming more productive and sustainable.
This collection reviews current research on key technologies in precision agriculture and its applications. Chapters summarise developments in monitoring techniques, including proximal crop and soil sensors and remote sensing technologies.
Cargill Increases Their Commitment to Regenerative Agriculture
Cargill – one of the largest food corporations in the United States – has announced that its award-winning Regenerative Agriculture program is to be expanded into Europe.
The program – trademarked as Cargill RegenConnect – is a voluntary, market-based system which enables farmers and growers to optimise soil health and decarbonise the agricultural supply chain.
Farmers who are enrolled in the program:
• Can select which regenerative agricultural practices are best suited to their farm's growing conditions
• Have access to technical support and resources
• Can connect with companies worldwide who are also supporting Regenerative Agriculture
The program has undergone two years of successful trials in 15 states across North America and has been positively received by farmers and growers across the US. This new expansion will see farmers in Germany, Poland, Romania and France financially compensated for their decision to adopt more sustainable farming practices.
Read more about Cargill's new venture here.
Browse Our Selection of Books on Regenerative Agricultural Practices!
Our Collection is Live on ScienceOpen!
A couple of weeks ago, we notified you that we would be joining ScienceOpen to improve the visibility of our content across the global research community.
We're excited to now share that the Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing page is live on ScienceOpen!
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Read the full Press Release from ScienceOpen here.
New research showcases the benefits of circular agriculture
An international team of researchers, with representatives from Tadulako University, Indonesia and the University of Göttingen, Germany, has published the findings from their latest study which looked to explore the potential benefits of adding oil palm biomass back to the soil. Key findings from the study suggest that the addition of oil palm biomass – such as pruned palm fronds and empty fruit bunches – contributed to a boost in soil health. In their report, the researchers cited that the high levels of silicon found in oil palm fronds could be responsible for this improvement, with further suggestions that a hectare of oil palm fronds could produce an additional 131 kilogrammes of silicon each year. [Read more here].