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Life Laser Fence at LJMU Faculty of Engineering and Technology Research Week

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Research Week at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) at Liverpool John Moores University celebrates the significant contribution that postgraduate research students (PGRs) make to academic life, allowing students a platform to share their own research and gain valuable feedback. More than 150 PGRs participate in the event and welcome a range of external keynote speakers.

As part of the activities of this year’s Research Week, Some of the many research projects in the faculty were invited to have a stand display and explain their projects. This is a direct response to queries from PGR students who wanted to know a bit more about the many and varied areas of research where the FET is involved and the practical applications of the different areas of expertise.

LIFE Laser Fence was present at this year’s FET Research Week and attracted considerable attention from the research students. They clearly showed an understanding of the needs for systems like these, which can in an environmentally friendly manner deal with the problem of unwanted animals in agricultural settings.

Participation of PGRs also enhances understanding of current post-graduate research activity across the Faculty and promotes inter-faculty communication and research networks, providing students with the opportunity to support like-minded colleagues. The conference develops researching skills crucial to presenting, writing, poster preparation and communicating research to an audience.

 


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Second video Laser Fence

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IRIS publishes the second part of a series of videos about the trips made in October to Scotland, England, The Netherlands and Spain for Laser Fence. You can watch it below.

 


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Terraenvision international conference

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Happy to share @LIFE_Programme #laserfence insights and objectives to keep animals out of production areas using harmless lasers. At international conference @TERRAenVISION

 


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Dissemination visit to Agrovina fair Switzerland

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Bird Control Group attended an Agriculture exhibition, visited by companies, agriculturists and other interested parties particularly involved in European vineyards and orchards. Sibylle Giraud, Sales manager of Bird Control Group had the opportunity of discussing the LIFE Laser Fence project at a stand which was shared with another company; IRRIP Irrigation.

Interested people discussed which animals are a nuisance in their industries. Damage is caused the most by wild pigs and birds (starling or tits). The crop loss occurred at the companies is sometimes desperately accepted and therefore is not really quantified. Regarding the amount of money the companies are losing as a result of damage, and the methods they use to disperse the animals, the answers were very vague. People say that it depends on the year, time when they animals are picking the grapes, fruit, etc. So far, the solutions for dispersing have been fencing, netting or acoustics. Some people confirm that illegal methods as toxics and shooting are also still very common. However, most of all solutions are not fully efficient or convenient to the owner of a vineyard. Obviously, they are very interested in a laser solution and are happy to hear the first results of the Life Laser Fence project. People were asking about, photographing and discussing the Life Laser Fence banner that was present at the fair.

Sibylle Giraud spoke with many owners of vineyards/orchards and with the following interested associations also:

AMTRA – An organization that focuses on doing scientific studies within the agriculture sector.

L’ASVEI – (Association Suisse des vignerons Encaveurs indépendant). This organization has 600 membersrepresenting a third of the totality of the total wine production in Switzerland.

Bio Vaud – Organizing the biggest fair for Bio Vines in Switzerland, hence they are aware of problems, issues, challenges, structure of vineyards, etcetera.