Innovative bird control method
Koala Farms had a yearly cost of AUD 50,000 from bird damage before they found the AVIX Autonomic Mark ll. The laser bird repellent device projects a green laser beam across a field of crops. The birds perceive the green laser as a threat and fly away from it immediately. The innovative technology allows the laser bird deterrent system to scan over fields with different patterns. A grower can program a pattern to scan over the areas where birds land, allowing the laser to accommodate different locations. Koala Farms found that this system met their expectations and in 2019 they purchased four laser bird deterrent systems, to cover two of their locations. The farm in Gatton, has two Mark II lasers, which covers 400 acres and the farm in Cambooya uses two systems, which covers 800 acres.
Cost-effective solution to keep ducks away
Koala Farms was 100% successful in reducing the duck population on their farms and as a result of using the AVIX Autonomic Mark ll. They were also successful in decreasing their yearly cost of bird damage from AUD 50,000 to AUD 0. The laser bird deterrent system proved to be a cost-efficient solution for the organization, gaining a noticeable return on their one-time investment.
Koala Farms stated that: “The laser bird repellent is an environmentally friendly, and humane alternative to dealing with the duck problem. It has great functionality, with the accessibility to program the green laser beam to move across the crops in a pattern that suits our specific locations”.