The University of Rhode Island is working on several projects that provide opportunities for farmers, producers, and companies to utilize the knowledge and tools gained from research to benefit their operations.  Below are a few examples.

The University of Rhode Island Laser Scarecrow Project

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island Vegetable Program have begun to develop strategies for keeping birds out of crops by using laser scarecrows, which use moving beams of green light. Learn more.

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