Posts tagged: Crops
Geese, Ducks, Swans, Wigeons, Cranes and other migratory waterfowl cause millions of dollars in damage to crops. Grass seed, winter wheat, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, rice and lettuce are all susceptible to damage by grazing waterfowl. Mergansers, mallards, and black ducks cause problems at some aquaculture facilities,,,,
Cherries, along with other stone fruits – peaches, nectarines, apricots are some of the hardest-hit crops when it comes to crop damage caused by birds. Crop losses can reach $5000.00 to $1000.00 per acre. On a 250-acre orchard, growers can lose well over a million dollars annually.
Birds can cause massive damage to Blueberries crops and the bird species involved varies widely depending on the area of the country. Starlings, Robins, Grackles, Cedar Wax Wings, Crows, Ravens, Blue Jays, Orioles, Brown Thrashers and even Gulls are all culprits when it comes to these sweet treats.