Laser bird deterrent decreases birds damage to wine grapes
|Application context:||Vineyard (Agriculture)|
|Problem definition:||Bird damage to wine grapes|
|Bird species:||Starlings (Sturnidae)|
|Bird behavior:||Foraging and perching|
|Time of the year with bird problems:||All year round|
|Time of the day with bird problems:||From dusk till dawn|
|Number of systems:||1 x AVIX Autonomic Mark II|
|In use since:||2019|
|Laser projection area:||4 hectares (10 acres)|
|Bird reduction after the laser deployment:||70%|
|Before laser deployment||After laser deployment|
|Yearly production of the farm:||11,200 kg||19,039 kg|
|Average yearly production per ha:||2,800 kg||4,760 kg|
|Yearly revenue excluding bird damage:||33,730 USD||33,730 USD|
|Number of birds:||1,000||300 USD|
|Crop loss due to birds:||41%||12%|
|Yearly bird damage to the farm:||16,865 USD||5,060 USD|
|Yearly bird damage to the farm per ha:||4,216 USD||1,265 USD|
|Actual yearly revenue after bird damage:||16,865 USD||28,671 USD|
|Saved production as a result of the laser deployment:||–||7,839 kg|
|Yearly additional revenue:||–||11,806 USD|
|Yearly additional revenue per ha:||–||2,951 USD|
Polish Winery protects grapes from bird damage with the AVIX Autonomic Mark II laser bird repellent
Widokowa, a 4-hectare family winery, is located in the Subcarpathian region, in the Czarnorzecko – Strzyżowski Landscape Park. Its unique location makes it one of the most beautiful wineries in Poland. However, there are still some issues. The main one is bird damage, a problem familiar to most of the wineries around the world. The most basic protection measures, such as, scaring the birds away with loud noises or driving around the winery was time-consuming and not effective enough. Eventually, the pest birds habituated to these methods and they no longer worked.
The owner, Krzysztof Stanisławczyk, felt helpless fighting against this ongoing bird problem. He started to search for an efficient yet environmentally friendly alternative to reduce bird damage. Krzystof found the AVIX Autonomic Mark II and he found that the bird deterrent system had improved the functioning of the winery.
Crop loss decreased to 12% after laser deployment
The first harvest before the laser was deployed revealed how serious the problem was, more than 40% of the wine grapes were eaten by the birds. AVIX Autonomic Mark II reduced the loss percentage to 12%, which caused a significant increase in the winery’s yearly revenue. The laser bird deterrent solution helped the winery save over 7,839 kg of production on bird damage.
The cost-efficient and unchallenging installation process is a result of the system being able to be modified according to your needs, with just your phone and the mobile app. The AVIX Autonomic Mark II provides you with protection and simplicity you’ve never experienced before. Feel free to contact us and hear more about the solutions implemented in Krzysztof’s winery.
“The AVIX Autonomic Mark II helped me with the problem of bird damage at the winery – I thought this was something I couldn’t control by any means. I strongly recommend every single winery and plantation with bird problems to use this laser bird deterrent, it will benefit them greatly if they implement this solution.”
Krzysztof Stanisławczyk, Widokowa Winery, Kombornia, Poland