March 28, 2018

Laser Bird Repellent for Trees Protects 7 ha Cherry Farm

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Location:San Carlos, Chillán, Región del Ñuble, Chile
Application context:Agriculture, Cherry farm
Problem definition:Bird destroying and eating cherries
Pest bird species:Sparrows (Passeridae), thrushes (Turdidae) and turtle doves (Columbidae)
Time of the year with bird problems:November – January
Time of the day with bird problems:All day
Number of systems:1x Agrilaser Autonomic 500 with Solar panel
In use since:November 23, 2017
Laser projection area:7 ha
Damage per ha before the Autonomic has been installed:USD 10,000
Total damage in previous year:USD 70,000
Crop damage reduction in % after the Autonomic has been installed:70%
USD savings as a result of the Autonomic’s use:USD 49,000

Cherry farm in Chile installed an automated laser bird repellent for trees to protect 7 hectares

Agrícola has the 7 hectares of cherry trees from 2006 but the bird problems only started in the recent years. To solve these problems Jorge Ducros, owner of the farm decided to install an Agrilaser Autonomic 500 to start protecting his crops from bird damage and save a crop loss of USD 10,000 per hectare

Laser bird repellent for trees
The last two years Jorge Ducros began to have bird damage caused by such bird species as: sparrows, thrushes and turtle doves. It was time for an effective solution.

“I have never used any bird control methods before the Autonomic. Last year I saw an article on laser bird repellents in the newspaper ‘El Mercurio’ and decided to test these systems in my fields, so I contacted BirdChile and ordered my first bird repellent.”

The decrease in bird activity was noticable from the first day of the installation. Damage to the cherries reduced by 70%.

“Due to positive experiences during the 2017 season, Agrícola will continue to use the Autonomics to protect the precious cherries from bird damage.“

Jorge Ducros, owner of cherry farm

Bird Control Group’s automated laser bird repellent provides 24/7 protection from wild birds by shining a green laser light in the area affected by the problem. Get in touch via the form below if you are interested in learning more.