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  • Bird Control Guide for Kiwifruit
    August 4, 2022 Maintrac Group

    Bird Control Guide for Kiwifruit

    Loss of Kiwifruit flower buds to birds, at bud burst, can occur very quickly and can be devastating to orchards, causing loss of revenue for both growers and the kiwifruit industry.Fortunately there are a variety of methods available for protecting...

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  • Lasers used as bird deterrent at Central Otago vineyard
    March 1, 2021 Maintrac Group

    Lasers used as bird deterrent at Central Otago vineyard

    Article first published in the Otago Daily TimesViticulturist Barry Hunt with "Birdzout" auto bird scare laser to be used at Ewing Stevens' Anthony James Vineyard near Alexandra.  Using lasers to control birds might sound like science fiction but Ewing Stevens...

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  • Lasers target pesky birds
    February 25, 2021 Maintrac Group

    Lasers target pesky birds

    Article first published in the Farmers Weekly Using lasers to deter birds draws on images of deadly ray guns shooting the flying targets down in a smoking pile of feathers. The reality is somewhat less spectacular, but proving equally effective...

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  • Technology is changing bird control
    November 30, 2020 Maintrac Group

    Technology is changing bird control

    Technology is powerful and cost effective. 'Moores Law" a theory put forward in the 1970s, stated that the power of computer processors would double every 2 years, whilst halving in cost. In the main this has proved to be true,...

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  • Vineyard bird control without netting - is it possible
    January 12, 2020 Maintrac Group

    Vineyard bird control without netting - is it possible

    Do you net your vineyard? Is it worth the time, cost and inconvenience? Are there alternatives that can be used effectively?These are compelling questions.Most winegrowers use bird netting of some form, simply because they need to or because it has been...

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  • Introducing Birdzout Bioacoustics
    December 5, 2019 Maintrac Group

    Introducing Birdzout Bioacoustics

    Bird distress and alarm calls, along with predator and man-made harassment sounds, are well known bird deterrents. Birdzout Bioacoustic units build on the success of the past, combined with advances in technology, to create bird sound deterrents that are far...

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  • PlaceMakers Roof Oamaru
    July 22, 2019 Maintrac Group

    Birdzout Auto Laser deters seagulls from large roof

    Struck with a major seagull problem on the roof of their new building, PlaceMakers Oamaru were needing a quick solution.As the roof area was large and relatively flat with the birds able to perch over the entire area, physical bird...

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  • 5 tips for rodent control this winter
    May 27, 2019 Maintrac Group

    5 tips for rodent control this winter

    It's almost winter and a rodent population explosion is expected this year. After a long warm summer and the cold finally setting in, large numbers of rats and mice are seeking warm places to spend the winter. Our homes, buildings...

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