Tag Archive: crop damage (13)

When It Comes to Sweet Corn, Birds Can’t Get Enough of Your Crops

May 12, 2022
Sweet corn is one of the predominant crops in the Midwest, and is popular with both people and animals. Unfortunately, there are many species of migratory birds that feed on local crops including sandhill cranes, European starlings, and red-winged blackbirds. In 2019 the USDA published a study showing that blackbirds... Read More

How To Prevent Birds From Feeding On Your Sweet Corn Crops

May 12, 2022
Sweet corn is one of the predominant crops in the Midwest, and is popular with both people and animals. Unfortunately, there are many species of migratory birds that feed on local crops including sandhill cranes, European starlings, and red-winged blackbirds. In 2019 the USDA published a study showing that blackbirds... Read More

Why Birds Can’t Get Enough of Your Sweet Corn This Growing Season

May 12, 2022
Sweet corn is one of the predominant crops in the Midwest, and is popular with both people and animals. Unfortunately, there are many species of migratory birds that feed on local crops including sandhill cranes, European starlings, and red-winged blackbirds. In 2019 the USDA published a study showing that blackbirds... Read More

How To Protect Spring Crops from Hungry Migrating Birds

March 29, 2022
When it comes to planning for the spring crop, an ounce of bird prevention is more like a bushel of cure. With so many birds migrating north to their nesting and breeding homes, your seeds and freshly planted crops may be taken for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Whether they are just... Read More

Protecting Spring Crops from Hungry Migrating Birds

March 29, 2022
When it comes to planning for the spring crop, an ounce of bird prevention is more like a bushel of cure. With so many birds migrating north to their nesting and breeding homes, your seeds and freshly planted crops may be taken for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Whether they are just... Read More

Getting the Flock Out! Bird Mitigation Innovations in Agriculture

July 27, 2021
Starlings are voracious, consuming the most nutritious parts of livestock feed. After the feast, they perch in the rafters above the cows and their bacteria filled droppings rain down into food, water, and animal pens. For as long as humans have tended crops and raised livestock, birds have taken advantage... Read More

Getting the Flock Out: Bird Management Innovations in Agriculture

July 27, 2021
Starlings are voracious, consuming the most nutritious parts of livestock feed. After the feast, they perch in the rafters above the cows and their bacteria filled droppings rain down into food, water, and animal pens. For as long as humans have tended crops and raised livestock, birds have taken advantage... Read More

Bird Alleviation Innovations in Agriculture: How to Get the Flock Out

July 27, 2021
Starlings are voracious, consuming the most nutritious parts of livestock feed. After the feast, they perch in the rafters above the cows and their bacteria filled droppings rain down into food, water, and animal pens. For as long as humans have tended crops and raised livestock, birds have taken advantage... Read More

Managing Fall Bird Migration Challenges: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 26, 2020
Every autumn, from September through November, a natural wonder occurs. Billions of birds from thousands of species travel thousands of miles to get from their breeding grounds to their overwintering areas. As they travel through the US, their strong impact is felt by nearly everyone. Brightly colored birds migrate through... Read More