How Do Farmers Keep Birds Away from their Corn?
Bird damage occurs in corn fields throughout the year and it is essential for farmers to take actions and keep birds away from their corn.
A lot of farmers try to keep birds away from the corn fields with the traditional methods of netting, cannons and sound devices. However, birds become habituated to these methods after a while.
Corn fields have the greatest damage compared to other vegetables. The biggest problems are feeding and bird droppings. Birds carry over 60 transmittable diseases and the contamination of the corn impacts a farm’s yield severely.
Timing is everything!
Farmers have to be diligent in order to keep birds away from their crops permanently. Birds will invade corn fields about a week before picking. Therefore, farmers should implement a bird control device before the harvest and continue to use the device until the harvest has been finished.
The AVIX Autonomic is an innovative bird repelling technology that many farmers use right before their harvest to effectively keep birds away from corn.
The Agrilaser Autonomic Automated bird repellent system can decrease yield loss by projecting a green laser beam over the area where birds accumulate. The device works with the natural instincts of the birds: the green laser light is seen as a threat which means the birds will disperse to seek safety.