Bird Control Group

Move over scarecrows. Farmers are taking a new look at lasers as a way of scaring away birds who are eating their crops.

John Nelson / HCSWCD

Grasses, legumes and radishes planted by air this month at four Northwest Hamilton County farms will together form a one two three punch to boost soil fertility, reduce erosion and improve water quality.

Friday a plane dropped 61 lbs. of seeds an acre on the Heyob, Knollman, Minges and Hoerst Farms.