A large number of horticultural businesses suffer significant bird damage. Cherries, stone and pome fruits, nuts, citrus, olives, berries, mangoes, lychees….the list seems endless. Tree crops as a rule are the hardest agricultural crop to protect from birds because of their physical size. A 30 foot high nut tree can have birds attacking above and below the canopy, same goes for cherries, apples and the like.
Highly prized crops like cherries and lychees for instance, require more protection than most other tree crops due to birds great fondness of them. In some cases where trees are large, protective sound may need to be directed both above and below the canopy to keep birds off and out of the trees. For many farmers, throw-over netting, as a method of crop protection, is economically unfeasible and canopy netting is even more expensive.
A Bird Gard system can be installed at a fraction of the cost of netting and without the massive labour time and costs. All machines run off 12v battery or 240v mains power.