Birds are one of the biggest problems faced by fruit growers – and one of the hardest to deal with! Deterrents may work on some species of birds, but usually not for long. Some of the best ones may even work  for an entire fruit season, but often only one. If you’re planning to use deterrents to guard your crop, the best strategy is to combine as many different ones as possible, and change them often. Birds will quickly get used to a particular situation, and it is not uncommon to find them sitting on a scarecrow after a short period, when they figure out there is no threat.

In this article we go into the main sorts of deterrents and how to choose the right one for your situation.

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