4 steps to take to get rid of birds from your blueberry farm
Birds cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage every year to blueberry crops.1
Birds are one of the main reasons for crop damage that affects farmers negatively. In order to get rid of birds from your blueberry farm, there are four main steps to take.
1. Look at the number of birds on your farm and assess the damage.
Some blueberry farms can experience up to a 60% crop loss. It’s important to assess which parts of the farm have the most damage. American blueberry farmer Justin Meduri noticed: “If it is one bird – the damage is not that big, but it is all about the numbers and volume.”
2. Find out which birds are damaging your crops.
You will often see birds such as starlings, robins and blackbirds pecking at the blueberries. Classifying the type of birds will help make sure you are using the right solution for the right type of birds.
3. Find the right solution for your situation.
The top solution used by many blueberry farmers to get rid of birds is the AVIX Autonomic laser bird repellent. The laser deterrent technology provides 24/7 protection for crops. The bird repellent system works in the way that it takes advantage of a bird’s natural instincts by projecting a green laser beam. The birds perceive the laser as a predator and disperse to seek safety elsewhere.
4. Make sure to implement the AVIX Autonomic in time.
In order to see an increase in the crop yield and eliminate bird damage, it is very important to make sure you install the AVIX Autonomic bird repelling system at your farm about 4 months before the harvest season starts. This will help get rid of birds as soon as possible, so you can have a successful harvest season.