Compared to the other methods the laser simply works, giving me a peace of mind for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The birds do not get used to the laser and the effect stays the same, deterring birds and reducing the damage drastically.”
Mirko Yakasovic also has a few bird controllers who are there 5 days a week for deterring birds, but man labour wasn’t the right solution. “We just need something that works automatically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” – Mirko says.
Last year, before the Autonomics’ installations Mirko Yakasovic had a lot of damage in general. This year he had very little damage, especially in the areas closest to the bird controllers. The effect of the laser was less noticeable on the opposite side of the laser.For that reason Mirko decided to install another Autonomic for deterring birds.
Mirko compares the Autonomic laser to other deterrent methods: “The Autonomic is simply easier, more effective and gives me a peace of mind.”
Mirko has always taken in account the 10% production loss due to bird damage. Mirko adds: “In some grape varieties such as Thompson grapes the loss can easily rise to around 30% in the more isolated areas. Especially in these areas the Autonomic laser helped reduce the loss.”