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Keeping Crows Away From Halloween Guests

Fall is upon us and between the apple orchards, Halloween parties and trick-or-treating, you’ve probably got a busy season ahead of you. But, with the changing colors come some new guests. You’ve probably heard the familiar call of crows around the yard. These medium sized intelligent birds can become a bit of a nuisance while they’re foraging around for food. Here are a few tips for keeping those hungry crows away from your Halloween guests.

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Pumpkins and Gourd Harvest

Preparing Your Gourds and Pumpkins for Harvest Season

    • Protect during growth
    • Allow for full ripening
    • Preserve from pest birds

Fall is upon us, which means it’s almost time to harvest your pumpkins and gourds. Preparing your gourds and pumpkins for harvest takes time and commitment. Harvesting too early results in underdeveloped gourds. Harvesting too late could mean rotten produce or run ins with frost. Below are a few tips to ensure a bountiful harvest this season.

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Gaggle of Geese

Are Migrating Geese Pushing Away Business?

  • Refrain From Having a Source of Food Around
  • Do Not Make it Convenient for Living
  • Engage in Scare Tactics

An invasion of geese can be an issue businesses have to face. Once geese find a spot they like, they may stick around. If this is a problem on your property, you shouldn’t ignore it because it may get worse or even get out of control. Geese can be very aggressive and territorial, especially during mating season. They can also leave behind quite a mess. Here are some tactics we suggest you try to get rid of your unwanted feathered friends.

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Apple Cider

Prevent Annoying Birds From Visiting Your Cider Mill

  • Keep Your Mill Clean
  • Properly Dispose of Leftover Food
  • Spray Bird Repellent

If you’re a cider mill owner preparing for the fall season, you want to make sure everything is in order. Have you prepared for pesky birds annoying your guests, stealing food and leaving droppings? We’ve compiled a list of methods to help keep birds away from your guests, so they can enjoy cider and donuts bird-free.

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blueberries

Protecting Blueberries From Birds

  • Frighten pest birds
  • Mix up your landscape
  • Call a professional

As a farmer, you know there are many potential threats to your blueberries. From drastic temperature changes to animals and pest birds, it’s important to know how to protect your blueberries. When it comes to protecting blueberries from birds, it pays to have a plan in place. As agricultural methods continue to evolve and improve, so do your options for pest control.

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