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“Beyond university studies, Avian Control® has positively aided vineyards in Michigan, in turn helping growers to a higher crop yield. Avian Control® is effective against all types of agricultural nuisance birds, is non-toxic to humans, plants, and animals and will not alter the taste of the crops.”

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“This EPA-registered, non-lethal repellent discourages birds from congregating in the field and eating the seeds. The product also has been found to possess an ultraviolet component to which birds are sensitive. The combination of the chemical ingredients in Avian Control® is creating the ultraviolet footprint that only birds can see and seem to want to avoid. The idea is that the birds are able to detect a color that would signal a response. It’s registered for sunflower, sweet corn and several fruits. Until this year, Avian Control® has been used on blueberries and cherries with much success.”

George Linz, PhD USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services National Sunflower Association Magazine

Mike Christenson, sunflower grower from Rugby, N.D., says he’s impressed with Avian Control®. He traditionally grows a couple hundred acres of oil time of Christenson’s observations, the chemical had been sprayed nine days prior, in early September. “We sprayed a little over half of this 80-acre field, and it had a lot of blackbirds,” he recounts. “It took maybe until the second day or so, and then I’d watch the flocks of birds come down toward the field — and then, instead of landing, they’d swoop off into my neighbor’s corn field. It seems to have worked in this area.”

Mike Christenson
Sunflower grower
Rugby, ND