• A male American kestrel. Providing nesting boxes for kestrals, which are known to feed on smaller, fruit-feeding birds, is a long-term strategy for reducing populations of birds that cause damage and crop loss on fruit farms. Photo: Greg Hume.

    Bird management options for fruit growers

    Published on June 30, 2016

    Bird damage may be more intense in dry years as birds turn to fruit to meet their nutrition and hydration needs. Fruit growers can employ one or more bird deterrent strategies.

  • Deer wars in garden landscapes

    Published on June 5, 2012

    Whitetail deer and garden landscapes don’t mix, unless you are thinking about what they like to put in their stomachs.

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