How to Keep Geese Away from Summer Crops

Geese in a field

Growing plants and crops is a rewarding process. No matter the size of your garden or field, hard work goes into retrieving the finished product. During this process there are natural factors that can be dangerous to plants, including disease, rotting, bacteria, predators and more. Especially in the summer, one of the primary threats to crops are geese. Geese can cause damage to crops, gardens, landscaping, cemeteries and more. Read on to learn helpful tips on how to keep geese away using Avian geese deterrent and other methods. 

Geese continue to become a problem as their population grows. According to Wildlife Damage Management, a single pair of geese can grow to a flock of 50 – 100 birds in the span of just five to seven years. If geese decide to nest near your plants, they will not only feed on your crops, but can potentially be dangerous to people as well. As any good parent would be, geese can be protective of their young, and if a human gets too close to their nest, they may become aggressive. 

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In particular, geese can cause substantial loss to farmers. The larger the group, the more crops they eat, which creates a bigger problem for farmers. After geese have feasted on annual crops such as wheat, it is harder for those crops to recover. Luckily, other types of crops like alfalfa can grow back easier. Overall, geese are still threatening to crops. 

Here are common crops that can benefit from geese deterrent:

  • Soybeans
  • Cereal grains
  • Sunflowers
  • Young alfalfa
  • Corn 
  • Wheat
  • Rice 
  • Lettuce

Outside of agricultural crops, geese are also causing damage to aquaculture crops. It’s important to be aware of the potential natural dangers that may prey on your fields. Knowing what animals or other factors are causing damage can help you determine how to protect against them. 

Ideas for how to keep geese away, include:

  • Scarecrows
  • Netting
  • Sound decoys
  • Liquid bird repellent 

Because geese tend to be unphased by temporary distractions such as sound decoys or being chased off by dogs or other loud noises, a safe, natural liquid bird repellent is the best bet to keep geese out of your yard and farmland. 

Avian Control® is an EPA-registered liquid bird repellent that will help you overcome your bird and geese problems. It works by teaching pest birds to stay away from your property, and with mild ingredients, it is gentle enough to be used around plants, animals and people. Avian Control® doesn’t interfere with the growth, appearance or taste of crops. It’s designed to repel all types of nuisance birds for up to 14 days and is available at a bargain price! Learn all there is to know about Avian Control.

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How to Keep Geese Away from Summer Crops