Friday, December 30, 2016

Radar to track migrating birds to protect poultry

From the California Farm Bureau Federation's most recent edition of Food and Farm News:
People are used to looking at weather-radar maps, but how about bird radar? A team of researchers is testing radar to track waterfowl populations in the Central Valley, to alert poultry producers of bird-migration patterns. The system uses the same radar as in weather observation. Because wild birds can carry disease to domestic poultry, researchers say the radar tracking could help farmers monitor waterfowl locations.

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