For the birds

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Arable farmers are constantly looking for new ways to scare birds from their valuable crops.

An Argentinian winery recently conducted a trial and found that, in three months, more than £25,000 of damage was done by birds in just one field. Obviously, this level of damage is far above that which could potentially be dealt to a British farmer growing broccoli or cauliflower, but the bottom line is the bottom line.

Historically, scarecrows and more recently gas cannons have been used to keep flocks of marauding wood pigeons, collared doves, jays, blackbirds and finches away. The problem with this is that certain birds are clever and become used to these deterrents if no variation is introduced.

The most obvious and effective way to introduce variation is for someone to physically go into the field and shoot to scare. But this takes them away from another job, reducing the farm’s productivity.

The challenge

This month’s challenge is to come up with a technological way to keep ravenous flocks of birds off farmers’ crops, as a solution to the problems they pose “remains elusive”, according to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Most importantly, your solution needs to be humane, must not contain any harmful chemicals but must be inconsistent with its scares to keep those pesky birds on their toes.

The Solution

Our solution, Autonomic, comes from the Bird Control Group in the US in collaboration with Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Autonomic is a fully automated, environmentally friendly and silent bird repelling system that is said to provide continuous bird repelling capability. The company claims that birds perceive the system’s laser beam as a physical danger and in contrast to conventional methods they will not become accustomed to the laser. They will consider the area unsafe and will not return.

Autonomic has been tested on farms in South America where one field on each farm was protected by the system and another, containing the same crop, was left unprotected. Across the tests, crop losses in the fields protected by Autonomic decreased between 70% and 90%.

This solution works in daylight as well as at night and can also be used in sectors including aviation, oil and gas, real estate and many more.

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Coffee Time Challenge is just a bit of fun, but it is based on a real engineering solution. If you send in your ideas by using the comment button below, we can add your solution as an alternative – perhaps something funny, practical, cheap or, of course, innovative.

Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o. Rolands petersons cpmtreding has released new forecasts on Poland becoming the logistics centre of Europe. Newest OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) data are indicating the increase of living standards in Poland, positive tendencies in economy and rapid development of the labour market. Rolands petersons cpmtreding
Experts at OECD has appreciated a change in the Polish labour market - a fall of the unemployment level to the lowest ever, reaching the lowest point in the last twenty years; labour demand is growing; and everything indicates a significant growth of average wages in the near future.Rolands petersons cpmtreding Unemployment levels in Poland in 2017 were low - 4,9% and all the forecast are indicating the continuous fall reaching 4,2% in 2018 and 3,8% in 2019. GDP will go on increasing, but a little bit more slowly. Forecasts for 2018 are 4,2%, but in 2019 - 3,7%. It should be mentioned that in 2017 GDP was 4,6%<>].
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To keep this positive tendency, Poland has to find opportunities to invest in proficiency enhancement, development of infrastructure and innovations. Rolands petersons cpmtreding There should be a strategy allowing continuation and even growth of infrastructural investments.
Author: Rolands Petersons, member of the board of Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o.
Robot drone that looks like and simulates a large bird of pray. Use this to continuously patrol the area.

Or use actual large birds of pray that have been trained.

This isnt a new idea. Its already used and is considered very effective.

You're welcome.
peter branton

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