PRESS RELEASES 
PRESS RELEASES 
 
PRESS RELEASES 
25 September 2020 

The Critical Importance of Biodiversity 

 
"During the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, countries have worked to address many of the causes of biodiversity loss. However, those efforts have not been sufficient to meet most of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets established in 2010. Much greater ambition is needed." António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations 
 
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing - an award-winning publisher in Agricultural Science - have taken their own approach to promoting the importance of biodiversity through publishing their latest title, Reconciling agricultural production with biodiversity conservation
 
It's been suggested that more intensive, monocultural agriculture is directly associated with a decline in diversity of habitat and plant species, which can lead to corresponding declines in diversity of insect, bird and mammal species. 
 
Reconciling agricultural production with biodiversity conservation provides an authoritative review of current biodiversity conservation practices, including field margins, agroforestry systems, hedgerows and improved pasture and grassland management. 
 
The collection additionally summarises the theoretical framework that underpins biodiversity conservation in agriculture, dedicating chapters to key developments in areas such as landscape approaches, mapping and modelling diversity, as well as ways of assessing the economic value of biodiversity conservation practices. 
 
The new title is edited by Professor Paolo Bàrberi and Dr Anna-Camilla Moonen, Institute of Life Science – Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy. 
 
Dr Paolo Bàrberi is Professor of Agronomy and Field Crops and Head of the Agroecology Group at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA). Professor Bàrberi is a founding member and Vice-President of Agroecology Europe and has written over 330 publications on topics in sustainable agriculture, agrobiodiversity and agroecology. 
 
Dr Anna-Camilla Moonen is an Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA). She is a member of the editorial board of Weed Research and her research focuses on agroecological co-design of sustainable cropping systems with a special interest in field margin management, the use of cover crops to manage weed communities, and functional agrobiodiversity in arable and horticultural cropping systems for integrated weed and pest management. 
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Copies of Reconciling agricultural production with biodiversity conservation can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0071 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
28 August 2020 

Offsetting postharvest losses of key cereals and grains 

 
With growing interest in this worldwide challenge, Burleigh Dodds Science have published an authoritative review of the latest research on the causes of postharvest losses, as well as the development of storage technologies to offset this loss. 
 
Advances in postharvest management of cereals and grains provides a comprehensive review of the key research on the detection and control of fungal contaminants. 
 
This collection includes contributions by leading experts on the viability of different technologies implemented to control postharvest losses, such as fumigation, biopesticides, controlled atmospheres and control of fungal contamination. 
 
This book will provide the foundations needed to tackle the challenge of postharvest losses of cereals and grains. 
 
Emeritus Prof. Ronald T. Noyes, Oklahoma State University, USA says about the new title: 
 
“Cutting world-wide food-grain spoilage by half can provide food stocks for over a billion malnourished people. This authoritative handbook, edited by leading international grain engineering scientist, Professor Dirk E. Maier, outlines and illustrates how to minimize/eliminate post-harvest spoilage losses. With contributions by leading international authorities, it highlights the causes and provides the needed science and technology to prevent postharvest spoilage losses. It will be a standard text for educating future post-harvest grain scientists and technicians and fills a critical information gap.” 
 
Advances in postharvest management of cereals and grains is edited by Professor Dirk E. Maier. 
 
Dr Dirk E. Maier is a Professor and Postharvest Engineer at Iowa State University, USA. Professor Maier is the Founding Director of the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction. He leads this global innovation partnership aimed at sustainably providing safe and nutritious food for a growing world population. 
 
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Copies of Advances in postharvest management of cereals and grains can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0072 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
18 August 2020 

The emergence of biostimulants 

 
Despite experiencing increasing interest, the biostimulant sector still faces a number of challenges, including the lack of a universally recognised definition, as well as uncertainty around how they work. 
 
In timely fashion, Burleigh Dodds Science have published the first comprehensive review of the key advances in biostimulant research. 
 
Biostimulants for sustainable crop production covers the major groups of biostimulants, from humic substances and seaweed extracts to protein hydrolysates and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), as well as the practical application of biostimulants in areas such as enhancing nutrient use efficiency (NUE). 
 
Professor Dimitrios Savvas, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece says about the new title: 
 
“It is good news that a distinguished editor team led by Professor Youssef Rouphael is putting together Biostimulants for sustainable crop production. The interest in biostimulants is constantly increasing, making a book on this topic, written by a team of internationally-renowned scientists, timely and very welcome.” 
 
Biostimulants for sustainable crop production is edited by Youssef Rouphael; Patrick du Jardin; Patrick Brown; Stefania De Pascale and Giuseppe Colla, with contributions from over 40 leading experts. 
 
Youssef Rouphael is an Associate Professor at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. 
 
Patrick du Jardin is Professor of Plant Biology at Gembloux Agro-Biotech, University of Liège, Belgium and Director of the Botanic Garden of this institution. 
 
Patrick Brown is Professor of Plant Nutrition at the University of California-Davis, USA. 
 
Stefania De Pascale is Professor of Horticulture at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. 
 
Giuseppe Colla is Professor of Vegetable Production, Floriculture and Greenhouse Crop Management at the University of Tuscia, Italy. 
 
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Copies of Biostimulants for sustainable crop production can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0068 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
12 August 2020 

Striving for sustainability: Is breeding more important now than ever? 

 
The sector faces key challenges, such as the need to produce more resilient breeds in the face of disease and increasing consumer concerns about bird health and welfare. Written by an international team of experts, Advances in poultry genetics and genomics is dedicated to reviewing the key developments in poultry breeding that have the potential to tackle these challenges. 
 
This timely publication will be a standard reference for poultry scientists, companies involved in poultry breeding and government agencies supporting the poultry sector. 
 
Professor David Burt, Director of UQ Genomics, University of Queensland, Australia says: 
 
“This book represents the state of the art in poultry genetics and genomics, written by world experts in the field. This is a rapidly changing field, so it is timely to have a reference work for the poultry industry, poultry scientists and students, and government and other research organisations. Congratulations to everyone for a timely review on such an important subject.” 
 
Advances in poultry genetics and genomics has a particular focus on improving functional traits needed for more resilient poultry breeds. The book also covers the key advances in genomic selection and their practical application in breeding improved breeds of layers and broilers, and looks ahead to the emerging trends such as the use of epigenetics and genome editing. 
 
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Copies of Advances in poultry genetics and genomics can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £190/$245/€230/C$325 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0065 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
21 July 2020 

OPTIMISING THE RUMEN FOR SUSTAINABILITY 

 
What others are saying... 
 
"An up-to-date reference text on the ruminal microbiota and its function is long overdue. The proposed volume will fill the gap admirably." 
 
Emeritus Professor John Wallace, University of Aberdeen, UK 
 
Key features 
Reviews advances in understanding the role of different types of rumen microbiota such as archea, anaerobic fungi, viruses and the rumen wall microbial community 
Covers both the way the rumen processes fibre and protein and factors affecting outputs such as energy, lipids and methane emissions 
Comprehensive review of the range of nutritional strategies to optimise rumen function such as the role of pasture, silage, cereal feed, plant secondary compounds and probiotics 
 
Dr Chris McSweeney - who has co-edited the new title - provides an introduction to the book and its contents in a short video. 
 
The book is edited by Dr C. S. McSweeney and Professor R. I. Mackie
 
Dr Chris McSweeney is Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO, Australia, and is internationally-renowned for his research in ruminant gut microbiology and its implications for nutrition and livestock emissions. 
 
Dr Rod Mackie is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Professor Mackie is a leading expert on microbial ecology in the ruminant gut and its impact on nutrition and health, as well as the use of bacteria in bioenergy applications. 
 
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Copies of Improving rumen function can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £190/$245/€230/C$325 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0067 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
20 May 2020 

TACKLING AGRICULTURE'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE 

 
Whilst the sector contributes to climate change, it's similarly known that agriculture is greatly affected by climate change. As explained by the European Environment Agency, all crops require a certain quality of soil, water, sunlight and heat to grow to their maximum potential. With the increase of air temperatures, the traditional growing seasons of key crops have been affected. For example, the flowering and harvesting of cereal crops is occurring earlier in the season than originally projected. 
 
Professor Mark Howden, Director - Climate Change Institute, Australian National University; Vice Chair - IPCC Working Group II, discusses the scale of the problem and the importance of the new title below: 
 
"The challenges ahead for agriculture globally are substantial and growing: feeding an increasingly populous and hungrier world whilst managing increased risks from climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and operating in ways that enhance ecosystem services. The highly experienced editor and authors of this book bring together a comprehensive coverage of these issues and their potential resolution." 
 
The book is edited by Dr Delphine Deryng and is sectioned into three parts: 
 
Part 1 The impacts of climate change on agriculture 
Part 2 The contribution of agriculture to climate change 
Part 3 Adaption and mitigation strategies in agriculture 
 
Dr Deryng is a Climate Policy Analyst at the New Climate Institute based in Berlin, Germany since May 2020, focusing primarily on global climate actions in the agriculture and forestry sector. Dr. Deryng is also a Guest Researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt-University of Berlin. 
 
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Copies of Climate change and agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0064 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
11 May 2020 

BETTER DATA MANAGEMENT FOR AGRICULTURE 

 
Improving data management and decision support systems in agriculture reviews and summarises the wealth of research on key challenges in developing better data management and decision support systems (DSS) for farmers and examples of how those systems are being deployed to optimise efficiency in crop and livestock production. 
 
The book is edited by Dr Leisa Armstrong, who is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and leader of the eAgriculture Research Group at Edith Cowan University, Australia. Dr Armstrong is President of the Australian Society of ICT in Agriculture as well as past President of the Asian Federation of Information Technologies in Agriculture (AFITA). 
 
The new title is sectioned into two parts: 
Part 1 General issues 
Part 2 Case studies 
 
Chapters in Part 1 review the general issues that underpin effective decision support systems (DSS), such as data access, standards, tagging and security. 
 
Chapters in Part 2 are dedicated to reporting on recent case studies that discuss the practical application of data management and DSS in areas such as crop planting, nutrition and use of rotations, livestock feed and pasture management, as well as optimising supply chains for fresh produce. 
 
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Copies of Improving data management and decision support systems in agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £160/$210/€190/C$270 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0069 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
1 May 2020 

A DECORATIVE ADDITION TO THE BOOKSHELF 

 
This important NEW book has been published by award winning Cambridge-based publisher, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited as part of their sustainable agriculture series. 
 
The book is edited by Dr Michael Reid who is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of California-Davis, USA. 
 
The book contains eleven chapters which cover recent research on how plants respond to abiotic stress, ways of exploiting genetic diversity to improve target traits, advances in conventional and marker-assisted breeding techniques, as well as their use to produce to produce abiotic stress-resistant varieties. 
 
Professor Reid is also Leader for Technology and Innovation at the US Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture which seeks to support smallholder horticulture in the developing world. He has an international reputation for his work on understanding senescence in cut flowers and how this understanding can be used to maintain post-harvest quality.  
 
Amongst his Awards are the Alex Laurie Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science and the Alan Armitage Award from the Speciality Cut Flower Growers Association. 
 
Dr Lynn Hoffman, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, discusses the importance of the newly published title below. 
 
"This long-awaited book is a must read for anyone interested in the science underpinning current and future practices in the cultivation and postharvest management of ornamentals… This informative book will certainly take its rightful place in the working collection of anyone interested in continuously expanding and deepening their existing knowledge on ornamentals." 
 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of ornamental plants can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0066 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
15 April 2020 

PREVENTING A GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS 

 
Never has there been a more important time to publish a comprehensive review of this topic and award winning publisher Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing tackles this task in this new book. 
 
Preventing food losses and waste to achieve food security and sustainability provides a comprehensive review of the causes and prevention of food losses and waste at key steps in the supply chain, for different commodities and across particular regions. 
 
Chapters review what is currently known about the causes and prevention of food losses and waste (FLW) at different stages in the supply chain, from cultivation, harvesting and storage, through processing and distribution to retail and consumer use. Chapters also discuss FLW for particular commodities, including, cereals and grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, roots and tubers, oilseeds and tubers, meat and dairy products, and fish and seafood products. 
 
The book - consisting of 27 chapters - is divided into five sections: 
 
Part 1: The problem of food losses and waste 
Part 2: Causes of food losses and waste 
Part 3: Food losses and waste in different commodities 
Part 4: Reducing food losses and waste 
Part 5: Regional case studies 
 
Professor Elhadi M. Yahia, editor of the new title, discusses the importance of food security and waste on a global scale, taking into consideration the current climate. Read a snippet from his blog below, or alternatively, read the full blog here
 
"Securing food for humanity has never been easy, and it is safe to say that it has never been accomplished. Mexico, one of the best countries for food production, reports that two people lose their lives every 24 hours from health conditions that have developed as a result of a lack of food." 
 
Professor Elhadi M. Yahia is Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico. He is also a Courtesy Professor at the University of Florida, USA. Prof. Yahia has published 20 books in 3 languages and more than 300 book chapters and articles on post-harvest handling of fresh produce. 
 
He has worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) where he helped launch the Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction. 
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Copies of Preventing food losses and waste to achieve food security and sustainability can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £210/$275/€250/C$360 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0053 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
7 April 2020 

DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE BIOPESTICIDES TO CONTROL INSECT PESTS 

 
An important NEW book on the topic of biopesticides has been published by award winning Cambridge-based publisher, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. 
 
Biopesticides for sustainable agriculture reviews the wealth of research on identifying, developing, assessing and improving the growing range of biopesticides that can be used to control insects and other pests. 
 
Chapters in the book: 
 
Review research on developing new biopesticides 
Summarise advances in different types of entomopathogenic biopesticides 
Assess the use of semiochemicals such as pheromones and allelochemicals, peptide-based and other natural substance-based biopesticides 
 
Dr Willem Ravensberg, Corporate Senior Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager at Koppert Biological Systems highlights the importance of the book's publication below: 
 
"There is a strong need to review the latest advances in the science and application of biopesticides. With its excellent lineup of authors, this book will inform and inspire researchers, product developers, registration specialists and IPM experts in institutes as well as industry to develop innovative crop protection tools for the new agriculture that society needs." 
KEY FEATURES 
Reviews key steps in biopesticide product development 
Comprehensive coverage of the range of biopesticides, from microbial to natural substance-based biopesticides 
Strong focus on pheromone and allelochemical semiochemicals as well as peptide-based biopesticides 
Chapters written by internationally-renowned experts in the field 
 
The book is edited by Professor Nick Birch and Professor Travis Glare
 
Professor Nick Birch is a former Senior Research Entomologist at the internationally-renowned James Hutton Research Institute, UK. He has been involved in a range of EU and other international IPM research, is Visiting Professor at the University of Idaho (USA) and an Honorary Professor at the Natural Resources Institute – University of Greenwich (UK). 
 
Professor Travis Glare is Professor of Applied Entomology and Director of the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University, New Zealand. He has an international reputation and has published widely in the field of entomopathogenic microbes and use of biopesticides. 
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Copies of Biopesticides for sustainable agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0073 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
10 March 2020 

IMPROVING CROP NUTRITION FOR A MORE RESOURCE-EFFICIENT AGRICULTURE 

 
Chapters review the current knowledge of nutrient cycles, crop nutrient processing, potential environmental effects and ways of optimising nutrient use efficiency (NUE). 
 
Parts 1-3 summarise research on the primary macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. 
Part 4 discusses secondary macronutrients and micronutrients including: calcium, iron, zinc, boron, manganese and molybdenum as well as soil organic matter. 
Part 5 reviews research on optimising fertiliser use. Chapters cover topics such as assessing nutrient availability and advances in integrated plant nutrient management. 
 
Dr Terry L. Roberts, President - International Plant Nutrition Institute, USA highlights the importance of the book's publication below: 
 
"Prof. Zed Rengel has assembled an impressive list of authors for his upcoming book Achieving sustainable crop nutrition. The content is wide-ranging, covering agronomic and environmental aspects of crop nutrients highlighting recent advances and solutions to sustainable crop management. This volume will be a valued reference for all those interested in understanding and working in nutrient management." 
 
KEY FEATURES 
Focus on integrating research on nutrient cycling, crop nutrient processing and the environmental impact of fertiliser use to identify ways of improving nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in the use of particular fertilisers 
Includes research on a range of secondary macronutrients and micronutrients including: calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, manganese and molybdenum 
Reviews a wide range of options for reducing/optimising current levels of fertiliser use 
 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who have published the new title, discusses how nutrient discrepancy in crops can be detrimental below: 
 
"Zinc deficiency is one of the critical abiotic stress factors that often limits crop production, yield and quality worldwide. It is estimated that more than one third of the global arable lands is affected by zinc deficiency." 
 
The book is edited by Professor Zed Rengel
 
Dr Zed Rengel is Professor of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at the University of Western Australia. An internationally-renowned expert on plant nutrition, Professor Rengel is co Editor-in-Chief of Crop and Pasture Science, Editor of the Journal of Plant Nutrition, Associate Editor of the Journal of Plant Physiology, as well as being on the editorial board of several other journals. 
 
He has published 7 books and more than 400 articles, has held a number of Honorary and Visiting Professorships and been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable crop nutrition can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £210/$275/€250/C$360 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0062 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
4 March 2020 

BUILDING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 

 
An important NEW book has been published by award winning Cambridge-based publisher, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. 
 
Achieving sustainable urban agriculture reviews recent 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. 
 
Chapters discuss ways of building urban agriculture, from planning and business models to building social networks to support local supply chains. Chapters also assess the challenges and improvements in irrigation, waste management, composting and pest management. 
 
The book is presented in the following sections: 
 
Part 1: Building urban agriculture networks 
Part 2: Technologies for urban agriculture 
Part 3: Case studies 
 
Professor Johannes S.C. Wiskerke, editor of Achieving sustainable urban agriculture discusses the importance of the book's publication below: 
 
"Achieving sustainable urban agriculture implies that a large variety of topics have to be addressed, given the multiple ways in which urban agriculture can contribute to sustainable urban development and taking into account the diversity in practices, organisational models and business strategies in urban agriculture. The inter- and multi-disciplinary character of urban agriculture research is reflected in the titles and contents of the chapters in this book and in the disciplinary backgrounds of the authors of these chapters." 
 
KEY FEATURES 
Strong focus on infrastructural requirements for successful urban agriculture, such as public policy and planning frameworks, business models and social networks 
Covers developments in key technologies such as rooftop and vertical farming, irrigation and waste management 
Includes case studies of particular commodities, including horticultural produce, livestock and forestry 
 
The book is edited by Professor Johannes S.C. Wiskerke
 
Professor Wiskerke is a Professor of Rural Sociology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He was founding Editor of the journal Urban Agriculture and Regional Food Systems. 
 
He has coordinated a series of major EU projects on urban and peri-urban agriculture and food provisioning such as ‘FOODLINKS’, ‘PUREFOOD’ and ‘SUPURBFOOD’. Since 2017 he has been coordinator of the EU-funded project ROBUST, which focuses on urban-rural relations and synergies. He has written widely on these topics and other aspects of food provisioning and rural development. 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable urban agriculture can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0063 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
3 March 2020 

TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH CARBON-NEGATIVE BIOENERGY 

 
Chapters review advances in technology, applications and commercial development. 
 
Part 1 discusses technologies such as biomass gasification, fast pyrolysis and torrefaction. 
Part 2 assesses advances in production of biofuels from crops such as jatropha, oilseeds, Miscanthus, switchgrass and willow. 
 
There is a need to develop next-generation bioenergy systems that exhibit net carbon capture - a mission that Dr Bruce E. Dale, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University, USA emphasises below: 
 
"It is increasingly obvious that we must not only reduce the carbon footprint of existing systems. We must also introduce and rapidly scale up new systems that remove and safely sequester, in the aggregate, gigatons of carbon per year from the atmosphere. Without large-scale carbon-negative systems, the relatively stable and benign climate that we have enjoyed over the past several millennia will be increasingly unstable and prone to extreme behaviors. Thus this is an incredibly important collection of chapters. The editors and authors are to be commended for providing such guidance and insights at a critical time in our collective stewardship of this, our unique and beautiful planetary home.” 
KEY FEATURES 
Focus on net carbon capture bioenergy technologies which fully address the challenge of climate change 
Focus on optimising use of co-products and non-food plant materials 
Reviews of key technologies and products cover both principles and practical applications, including case studies 
 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who has published the new title discusses the importance of next-generation biofuels below: 
 
"To achieve ambitious targets for global reductions in greenhouse has emissions, biomass crops should generate high yield from minimal input energy while minimising environmental impacts that could make crop production less sustainable." 
 
The book is edited by Dr Chris Saffron. 
 
Dr Chris Saffron is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University, USA. He has published widely in the areas of biofuels, bioproducts, and bioenergy system analysis. 
 
He has a growing patent portfolio that includes biomass fractionation, cellulose hydrolysis, catalytic fast pyrolysis, and electrocatalysis. His research and teaching programs are focussed on carbon efficient approaches that benefit from 'energy upgrading', which uses non-fossil electricity to enhance the conversion of biomass into biofuels and bioproducts. 
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Copies of Achieving carbon-negative energy from plant materials can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0027 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
26 February 2020 

STEPS TAKEN TO IMPROVE POSTHARVEST HANDLING OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE 

 
Chapters summarise developments and improvements in preservation technologies such as cooling, controlled atmosphere storage, modified atmosphere and active packaging as well barrier coatings. 
Chapters also cover current research on mechanisms of pathogen contamination of fresh produce, as well as improvements in sanitising regimes and disinfection techniques using heat, irradiation and plasma, ozone and natural antimicrobials. 
 
Professor Leon A. Terry, Cranfield University, UK discusses the importance of the book's publication below: 
 
"Much is talked about food loss and waste but little is being done given the scale of the problem. Through experts in the field, this book provides insights into the management practices and latest technologies available. A great effort and many congratulations." 
 
KEY FEATURES 
Focuses on advances in preservation technologies such as advanced modelling of cooling patterns, dynamic controlled atmosphere and improving use of 1-MCP as an ethylene inhibitor 
Reviews strengths and weaknesses of different disinfection techniques, such as the use of sanitisers, hot water or air, irradiation, plasma, ozone and natural antimicrobials 
Covers developments in smart supply chain and distribution monitoring and management 
 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who has published the new title, discusses the importance of proper postharvest management of produce below: 
 
"Fruit and vegetables are living organisms that continue to respire after harvest, deteriorating over time, in a process known as senescence. Although it is impossible to halt senescence, removing the field-heat, and reducing the temperature of the product at the time of harvest, has substantial effects on maintaining product integrity." 
 
The book is edited by Professor Chris Watkins. 
 
Professor Chris Watkins is Herman H. Cohn Professor of Horticulture and Associate Dean at Cornell University and Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension. An internationally-renowned expert on postharvest physiology, and a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science. He is the current Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Division for Postharvest and Quality Assurance, and a member of the editorial board of the journal Postharvest Biology and Technology. 
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Copies of Advances in postharvest management of horticultural produce can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180/C$255 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0055 
 
For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
25 February 2020 

IMPROVING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF BARLEY CULTIVATION 

 
Chapters review advances in understanding barley physiology in such areas as plant growth, grain development and plant response to abiotic stress. Chapters also review current developments in exploiting genetic diversity and mapping the barley genome. 
 
Dr Andrea Visioni, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Morocco, emphasises the importance of exploiting the genetic diversity of the barley genome and its role in tackling the issue of feeding a growing population below: 
 
"Crop plant improvement for food security in the face of population growth and climate change remains a key challenge for breeders. Future crops need to be more resource-efficient and also able to adapt to their environment in a better way. The barley genome is large and complex but, at the same time, it offers a large reservoir of genes that can be exploited by breeders to develop new varieties with increased grain yield." 
 
KEY FEATURES 
Strong focus on advances in understanding barley physiology which inform decisions about breeding and cultivation 
Detailed coverage of molecular breeding techniques such as genome wide association studies (GWAS) and targeted induced lesions in genomes (TILLING) 
Covers latest research on optimising barley for particular end uses such as malting, brewing and animal feed 
 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who has published the new title, discusses the associated health benefits of consuming barley as part of a balanced diet below: 
 
"Whole grain barley has been widely recognised as a valuable source of a number of biologically active compounds with unique health benefits. The great number of bioactive nutrients make barley an ideal raw material for the development of functional foods." 
 
The book is edited by Professor Glen Fox and Professor Chengdao Li. 
 
Professor Glen Fox is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at the University of California, USA. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has many years experience working with barley breeding programmes, and malting and brewing industries in Australia and overseas. 
 
Professor Chengdao Li is Director of the Western Barley Genetics Alliance, linking Murdoch University with the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Department. Professor Li is an internationally-renowned expert in barley breeding, having helped to develop new varieties such as Baudin which is widely seen as setting the benchmark in malting quality. 
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Copies of Achieving sustainable cultivation of barley can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £170/$220/€205/C$290 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0060 
 
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18 February 2020 

NEW TWO-VOLUME COLLECTION ON CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE 

 
Two important NEW books on Conservation Agriculture, edited by Professor Amir Kassam, University of Reading, UK, have been published by award winning Cambridge-based publisher, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. 
 
Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a farming system that promotes continuous minimum soil disturbance, maintenance of a permanent soil cover and diversification of plant species. (FAO, 2020). 
 
Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 1: Systems and Science summarises research on key components for successful Conservation Agriculture (CA). 
 
Chapters review the latest research on ways of optimising no-till techniques to minimise soil disturbance in relation to seeding, weeding and other operations. Chapters also review ways to improve soil health in CA, including mulch cover, cover crops, rotations and intercropping. 
 
Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 2: Practice and Benefits reviews ways of optimising Conservation Agricultural (CA) practices and their benefits. 
 
Chapters summarise research on optimising soil management, crop nutrition and irrigation, as well as weed, insect pest and disease management. The book also reviews ways of optimising the environmental and social benefits of adopting CA practices. 
 
Jules Petty, Professor of Environment and Society, University of Essex, says about the book: 
 
"This is an important, timely and authoritative collection on the values of Conservation Agriculture worldwide. Great advances have been made in recent years over a range of approaches and systems to improve both the productivity of agricultural systems and their positive contributions to ecosystem services and natural capital." 
 
Professor Amir Kassam is Visiting Professor at the University of Reading (UK) and Moderator of the FAO-hosted Global Platform for Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (Global CA-CoP). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK) and has received an OBE from the British Government for services to tropical agriculture and to rural development. 
 
Prof. Kassam is Chair of the International Conservation Agriculture Advisory Panel for Africa (ICAAP-Africa), Member of the European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF) and Vice-Chair of the Conservation Agriculture Association for the UK (CA-UK). 
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Copies of Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 1: Systems and Science can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180 from https://bdspublishing.com. DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0048 
 
Copies of Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 2: Practice and Benefits can be obtained from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in print and digital formats costing: £150/$195/€180 from https://bdspublishing.com DOI: https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0049 
 
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2 January 2020 

SUSTAINABLY MANAGING THE WORLD'S FORESTS 

 
Chapters review advances in sustainable forest management techniques, including improvements in breeding, monitoring forest health, innovations in planting, stand management and regeneration, as well as reviewing ways of managing natural hazards, insect and fungal pests. 
 
Chad Oliver, Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA, says about the book: 
 
"This book will make a useful contribution to the world’s knowledge and future research directions for sustainable forest management. Dr Stanturf has once again assembled an excellent, international group of scientists to compile an in-depth volume. The subjects to be covered and the experts chosen mean the book will long be used to understand the many building blocks of the sciences behind sustainable forest management." 
 
The book consists of five sections: 
 
Part 1 - Tree physiology 
Part 2 - Forest ecosystem services and climate change 
Part 3 - Breeding and management 
Part 4 - Pests, diseases and other hazards 
Part 5 - Developing forest products and services 
 
 
The book is edited by Professor John Stanturf. 
 
 
Dr John Stanturf is a former Senior Scientist at the Center for Forest Disturbance Science at the US Forest Service. He is Visiting Professor of Forestry at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. 
 
Dr Stanturf received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, an Honorary Doctorate from the Estonian University of Life Sciences, and the US Forest Service Chief's Honor Award for Distinguished Science for his contribution to forest restoration. 
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16 December 2019 

GUT MICROBIOTA BACTERIA CRUCIAL TO ELIMINATING PATHOGEN COLONISATION 

 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who has published the new title says the following about the book: 
 
"A comprehensive understanding of how various factors shape the intestinal microbiota in poultry can help develop new dietary and managerial interventions to enhance bird growth, maximise feed utilisation efficiency, and lower enteric diseases caused by pathogens." 
 
Chapters cover gastrointestinal diseases, the interaction between pathogens and the gut as well the impact of antibiotics. The final group of chapters discuss current research on the effectiveness of feed additives in optimising gut health, including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antimicrobials, essential oils and other botanicals as well as cereal grains. 
 
Professor Richard Ducatelle, University of Ghent, Belgium, says about the book: 
 
"The proposed content of this book is a timely and comprehensive compilation of current knowledge on a topic that is of considerable interest to poultry scientists worldwide. The internationally renowned contributors as well as the editor are a guarantee of the high standard of the content." 
 
The book is presented in three sections: 
 
Part 1 - Understanding the gastrointestinal tract 
Part 2 - Factors that impact the gastrointestinal tract and different types of birds 
Part 3 - Feed additives and gut health modulation 
 
The book is edited by Professor Steven C. Ricke
 
Dr. Steven C. Ricke is the Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas (UA) and is a faculty member of the Dept. of Food Science and Cellular and Molecular Graduate program. 
 
He was honored as a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Faculty Fellow in 2002 and the Division of Agriculture - UA John White Outstanding Research Award in 2012. He was named an AAFP Fellow in 2015, a PSA Fellow in 2017, an International for Food Protection Fellow and University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumni in 2019. 
 
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16 December 2019 

A MITEY PUBLICATION 

 
Chapters explore advances in understanding species and landscape ecology on which IPM is founded, as well as advances in cultural, physical and biological methods of control. Chapters also discuss the latest research on classical, conservation and augmentative biological control. 
 
The book is divided into five parts: 
 
Part 1 - Ecological foundations of IPM 
Part 2 - Cultural and physical methods in IPM 
Part 3 - Biological methods in IPM 
Part 4 - Chemical methods in IPM 
Part 5 - Implementation 
 
Professor Timothy D. Schowalter, Louisiana State University, USA, celebrates the book's publication and says, 
 
"This book promises to be an invaluable reference for the IPM research community. The editors and authors represent an international pool of experts, as well as many pioneers, in this field. Their reflections on current status and future directions of IPM represent the best perspectives in this area." 
 
The book is edited by Dr Marcos Kogan and Dr E. A. "Short" Heinrichs
 
Dr Marcos Kogan is Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Director Emeritus of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University, USA. He is also Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Entomology at the University of Illinois. His numerous awards include Fellow of the Entomological Society of America as well the ESA’s Founder Memorial Award. 
 
Dr E. A. "Short" Heinrichs is Emeritus Associate Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Emeritus Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He is also Chair, Asia Rice Foundation USA (ARFUSA) and Secretary General, International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS). 
 
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14 October 2019 

A FLYAWAY SUCCESS 

 
The book is sectioned into four parts: 
 
Part 1 - Fruit diseases 
Part 2 - Integrated fruit disease management 
Part 3 - Insect pests of fruit 
Part 4 - Integrated management of fruit insect pests 
 
Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing who have published the new title says, 
 
"Regular inspection of fruit crops for diseases is a vital part of integrated disease management. Combining this information with disease forecast models can play a significant role in producing perfect fruit with minimal use of fungicides." 
 
The book is edited by Professor Xiangming Xu and Dr Michelle Fountain. 
 
Professor Xiangming Xu is Head of the Department of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at the world-famous NIAB EMR (East Malling Research). Founded over 100 years ago, East Malling has long been a global pioneer in horticultural research. Professor Xu has a global reputation in plant disease epidemiology and management, especially fruit fungal diseases. 
 
Dr Michelle Fountain is Deputy Head of the Department of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at the world-famous NIAB EMR (East Malling Research). Founded over 100 years ago, East Malling has long been a global pioneer in horticultural research. Dr Fountain is an internationally-known expert on insect pests and beneficial arthropods, and their management. 
 
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For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
3 October 2019 

GOING GREEN WITH OUR NEW PUBLICATION 

 
Professor Leo Marcelis, co-editor of the new title, says, 
 
"Consumers are getting more interested in the quality of their food, whilst society is increasingly demanding that plants are produced sustainably. This whole context sets demanding goals on production systems to sustainably produce crops with very high yield and quality on a limited land area. Greenhouse systems, when properly managed, improve the growing conditions of plants, in turn increasing yield and extending the growing season." 
 
The book is presented in three sections: 
 
Part 1 - Production systems 
Part 2 - Crop management 
Part 3 - System management 
 
Dr Graeme Smith, Chairman ISHS Working Group - Hydroponics & Aquaponics, says about the book, 
 
"This much anticipated publication, will be highly valued by the international protected cropping industry. The subjects explored reflect the modern face of sustainable horticultural production and the book is a key example of the necessary collaboration between the knowledge makers and the knowledge users. It will prove to be a highly beneficial reference for industry and a great example of the publisher’s aim of ‘delivering knowledge for the global scientific community." 
 
The book is edited by Professor Leo Marcelis and Dr Ep Heuvelink
 
Professor Marcelis is Head of the Horticulture and Product Physiology Group at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The Group is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading university centres of expertise on greenhouse cultivation and vertical farming. 
 
Dr Heuvelink is Associate Professor in the Horticulture and Product Physiology Group at Wageningen University and is well known for his work on crop physiology and modelling. Both have published widely on greenhouse cultivation. 
 
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For further comments, please contact Rob Burleigh on +44 (0)1223 839365 or email rob.burleigh@bdspublishing.com 
26 September 2019 

NEW TITLE ON VEGETABLE CULTIVATION 

 
"Sustainability involves meeting current needs without compromising the ability to meet future requirements. This collection summarises the wealth of research addressing these challenges and emphasises the need to use resources more efficiently to minimise environmental impact." 
 
The book is divided into four parts: 
 
Physiology and breeding 
Cultivation 
Pests and pathogens 
Case studies 
 
Emeritus Professor Darryl Warncke, Michigan State University, USA says about the book, 
 
"Achieving sustainable cultivation of vegetables brings together current research information and expertise of leading vegetable researchers in Europe and North America...This extensive publication will be an excellent resource for all interested in improving their understanding of sustainable vegetable production technology and practices." 
 
The book is edited by Professor George Hochmuth. 
 
Dr George Hochmuth is Emeritus Professor of Soil and Water Sciences at the University of Florida, USA. Professor Hochmuth is a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science and has published widely on nutrition management and other aspects of fruit and vegetable cultivation. He is former Director of the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) at the University of Florida. 
 
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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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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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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.  
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.  
 
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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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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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Note for editors 
 
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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