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Visit to farmers contacted in the FIMA

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Attendance at FIMA Zaragoza, by IRIS and Volterra, has made the project known to a large number of people. Several farmers have shown interest after the event and are offering their plots for the replication phase.

During the last month, several visits have been made to those interested, in different locations, in Spain, to study each situation individually (target animal or animals).

The main objective was to evaluate the suitability of the use of the Fence Laser system in each of these farms.

In addition, the trips have been used for testing with handheld equipment. Currently, both Volterra and IRIS have met with farmers, stockbreeders and technicians in Alcover (Tarragona), Tomiño (Pontevedra), Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra) and Aguilar de Campo (Palencia). In all cases, the acceptance of the system and its operation has been fabulous. We believe that, in the future, we will have a diverse range of plots to implement replication actions.


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Volterra and Iris visited Smart Rural in Valladolid to get training and assistance on Tileo web-platform

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While visiting the agriculture show Fima in Zaragoza, Egbert Sonneveld and Santiago Martinez, met with Sergio Rodriguez from Smart Rural in Valladolid. Sergio presented a new product called Tileo which is a web based tool to upload data of any kind into the cloud to enable different users to retrieve and use them on any device from desktop computer to mobile phone. They agreed that a second meeting with Smart Rural R&D Director Diego Merino would be necessary. The complete Volterra staff in Palencia and Santiago Martinez from Iris got a perfect explanation on topics how to upload geographic information on the plots, the data recorded with UAV and excel sheets on Tileo. Diego showed that it is a very powerful tools to store data and to retrieve the information almost tailor made for the end user being the farmer, the agronomist or other stakeholder.

Volterra and Iris got the possibility to use the Tileo tool for a some time to explore the possibilities and to implement it eventually in one or more of its projects.

 


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Beral/Cylteff in Zamora will do trials with the handheld laser

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Pedro Alonso from Beral Ingenierias and from grain producing company Cylteff will be experimenting with the handheld laser to control birds and rodent animals around and inside the grain storage. Pedro is happy to collaborate with Life project Laser Fence since he has experience with Life in the projects ‘Crops for Better Soil’ and ‘Operation CO2’.

Pedro hopes to report soon on his findings and he will fill in the usual log sheets of the projects. If the system works he might have to consider installing the Autonomic system in Cylteff. He expects that the traditional Agrilaser of BCG could do the job.

 

 


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Trials in Anguiano

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On Friday, February 23th, Santiago Martinez from IRIS and Nacho Martín from Volterra performed several trials with the Handheld laser in the agricultural fields of Anguiano, where farmers are having severe problems with deers eating the crops. A drone flight was also carried out to analyze the presence of mammals in the area.