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Project name: Environment friendly control of Voles in alfalfa crops by using light

 

Principal researcher name: Prof. Haim

 

Invention area: Agriculture

 

Background:

 

Voles Produce during winter (less light- short days) and cause great damages to the agriculture. Voles feed near the hole they live in.

 

The population can grow fast causing significant loses to farmers

 

In the past- chemicals were used to control the population, however, today a great effort is made to avoid unnecessary chemical that can find their way to human's food.

   

Results:

 

By using a special light system, the researchers were able to significantly reduce the number of voles, compared to the control group.

 

Advantageous:

 

Using light to control vole population offers the advantageous of a cheap and eco-friendly system that is not dependent on chemicals, allowing for a safe control.