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Dec 13, 2019

Guaranteed Bird Control for Vineyards for 2017 Season

Guaranteed Bird Control for Vineyards for 2017 Season

Bird damage is a persistent problem faced by fruit growers. The economic impact of bird damage and the value of bird management are poorly understood, particularly for fruit crops. The average annual economic impact of bird damage to wine grapes in MI, NY, OR, WA, and CA was $126 million with a loss of 1,648 jobs

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Oct 11, 2016

Migratory Waterfowl Damage and Solutions for Agriculture and Aquaculture

Migratory Waterfowl Damage and Solutions for Agriculture and Aquaculture

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,,,,

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Sep 19, 2016

Crop Damage to Cherries Caused by Birds Can Be Reduced

Crop Damage to Cherries Caused by Birds Can Be Reduced

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.

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Sep 16, 2016

Reducing Crop Damage to Blueberries from Birds

Reducing Crop Damage to Blueberries from Birds

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.

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