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EU Life Laser Fence: Global Berry Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Corne Sweep and Tim Wissink, Area Sales Managers at Bird Control Group, had a stand at the Global Berry Congress in Rotterdam, held from 25-27 March 2019. The event is the leading annual event for the international soft fruit business. The purpose of the event is to teach about the challenges, opportunities and the future of the berry industry. The visitors had a lot of pest problems and were searching to find solutions to protect their berries from birds and other pests, such as rabbits. Corne and Tim talked to blueberry farmers, vineyard and orchard owners about the EU Life Laser Fence project and the research that is being done to develop a laser that can be used on the different types of pest species.


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Successfull technical seminar on innovation in agriculture in Sevilla

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Kickoff of technical seminars in Sevilla area

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Nutriprado in Portugal asks for help from the Life Laser Fence team

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Nutriprado is a grower of sunflower sowing seed for a multinational company. Every year there is up to 20% crop loss because of house sparrows eating the seeds in the crop. Nutriprado is spending a lot of efforts and money on getting these losses under control. Through a networking meeting with another Life project they came to know about Life Laser Fence and they asked Volterra to help finding a solution. Egbert Sonneveld visited the sites in Elvas together with Vasco Andreu from Nutriprado. Vasco explained that he employs 60 persons during 2 months every year who shoot with blanks from early morning till late evening. The noise problems and the excessive use of gun powder are less and less acceptable for the Portuguese authorities, neighbours and other stakeholders. Egbert already contacted Joep Everaets from BCG to discuss the problem and eventual solutions. Joep was sceptical about the safety issues in the area. Egbert also discussed the problem with drone expert and Life Laser Fence partner Santiago Martinez to think of a solution with UAV’s