Australian vegetable industry suffers from bird damage
Almost 90% of all fresh vegetables stocked at Australian supermarkets are grown in Australia. Australian vegetable growers produce a wide range of vegetable crops for commercial sale to meet the demands of the market. As a result of meeting the market demands, vegetable production in 2018 was the sixth-highest valued agricultural industry in Australia. The gross value of vegetable production increased in 2018 by 5% to 4.1 billion Australian dollars1.
One of the biggest issues faced by horticultural operations across Australia is crop damage caused by birds. It’s a problem that effectively wipes out thousands of dollars of revenue from farms every year.
According to the Australian Department of Agriculture2, there are at least 60 different bird species, which are known to feed on and damage horticultural crops. With each species possessing marked differences in feeding strategies and movement patterns, getting rid of each and every one of them is a challenging task.
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Bird Control Group provides innovative solutions to keep birds at a distance from commercial activities, ensuring a safer working environment and a highly effective way of damage prevention.
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About E.E Muir & Sons
E.E Muir & Sons has been an Australian owned company since 1927. E.E Muir & Sons’ focus is on providing superior services and products to increase farmers’ and Australian growers’ profitability while simultaneously protecting the environment.
About Gazzola Farms
Gazzola Farms has been part of the vegetable industry for 3 generations and has been growing at current locations on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula since 1992. Their mission is to grow and market high-quality products to local, interstate, and export markets all year round. Ensuring that they cater successfully to a customer’s specific requirements.