It was interesting to be able to observe what would happen with Agrilaser Autonomic, since this technology was different from all the other methods we used and we were afraid that we would have the same result as with the methods used before.”
“Agrilaser Autonomic is best bird repellent we have tried so far. Last year we almost had half of our harvest badly damaged by birds, we had a lot of grape damage. For the first time in several years we were able to harvest and extract more than 80% of the fruits in a year.
We had about 50% to 60% less bird damage to crops after the Agrilaser Autonomic’s installation which is very significant for us. Before the Autonomic’s installation we have had between 3 to 4 bird controllers and this year after the Autonomic’s installation we decreased the number to 2.
To sum up we used to produce 125,000 boxes of Red Globe grapes and this year we produced 150,000 boxes of Red Globe from 36 hectares, of which only 20 hectares were protected by the laser of Agrilaser Autonomic.
However it makes sense to mention that it is very important that the vine has light inputs so that the laser can penetrate. There are some vines, in particular, have very dense foliage and are not the most favorable for the laser.
We also noticed that the birds fly from laser protected areas to the unprotected ones.
So the laser bird deterrent works, but it is very important to take into account the external factors that can influence the final results.”
Felipe Rojas, Fundo el Durazo field administrator