Fall is home to cider mills and day trips to the local apple orchards. As an apple orchard farmer, protecting your investment from damaging weather, animals amongst other things is crucial in quality control and risk management. Thankfully, we put together some tips on how to protect your apples from pesky birds this fall and next.
- 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.
Dairy Barns can be a bird magnet if the right precautions aren’t taken. If bird issues go unaddressed, it can lead to more expensive problems. Here are some actions you can take if troublesome birds are lurking around or have begun to nest in your dairy barn.
- 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.
- 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.