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Testing in the farm of Cucanoche

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In the farm of Cucanoche, most of the trials have been directed to test the operation of the autonomic laser system over mammals, especially rabbits.

The rabbits are small mammals that in some places of our peninsula can get to be considered like plagues, creating devastating damages in the cultures, and consequently, bringing numbers and numerous economic losses.

Unfortunately, until now we have not obtained reliable information that indicates a positive response from these small mammals to the application of this system. Even so, the trials will continue the next months to work with different amounts of ambient light and different moments in the life cycles of these animals.


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Testing in the rice fields of Isla Mayor in Seville

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The rice fields of Isla Mayor in Seville are one of the most important ecosystems of the province due to the large number of avian species that populate the area.

During the months of June, July and August the trials have been done with the manual laser over different bird species in order to verify and demonstrate the operation of this system on this type of animals. These tests began in mid-June and will extend till the culmination of the rice cultivation cycle.

The results have been really positive in terms of eliminating birds from the plots.

The tests indicate that factors such as the age of the animals, the time of day or the time of the breeding cycle in which they were have a direct influence on the type of the reaction obtained.

 

 


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Replication in two farms in the province of Cádiz (Spain)

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Following the established schedule, in the month of July we have begun with the expansion of the areas where we currently working with the laser and we have started the trials in two more farms in the province of Cádiz, “El Chorreadero” in the municipality of San José del Valle, and “Torremesa” in Chipiona.

The cultivation of table grapes in the area of ​​Rota, Chipiona and Sanlúcar has acquired great importance in recent years, and struggle against one of its greatest dangers such as small passerine birds is quiet important for us. The results obtained have been really encouraging, especially with sparrows, one of the most harmful small birds in the area. The objective of this extension is none other than to continue carrying out tests that demonstrate the positive reaction or not of the different animals to this system.

 


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The IRIS-VOLTERRA team is continuing its tests and demonstrations in Spain, this time in Burgos.

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On July 18, 2018, following the progress of the last few months, IRIS continued its tests with the Handheld Laser provided by BCG. With these flights, the aim is twofold: on the one hand, to test the handheld laser system in as many different contexts and animals as possible and, on the other, to show the system to as many potential users as possible.

In the farm selected in Burgos by Volterra, we can observe the influence of the laser on rabbits and roe deer. As the area is not very wooded and has flat vegetation, it is easier to make observations.

Although the interest of the different farmers is very high, especially seeing the good results in birds, the same is not true for mammals (rabbit, wild boar and roe deer). In the latter case, the current configuration, which will be improved in the coming months, is not fully effective.