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Suffolk farm uses drone to scare pigeons off rape crop

17 April 2014 Last updated at 17:09 BST

A Suffolk helicopter pilot has come up with a high-tech solution in the battle to protect oil seed rape from birds.

The crop is a favourite with pigeons so Richard Maddever, 27, has being trying out flying a drone to keep the flocks at bay on the family farm near Sudbury.

He says he thinks it is going to catch on.

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