Recently I came across an interesting site on the internet that sells automated netting systems for blueberries, grapes and cherry trees. The system is called the NetMaster Crop Protection System, and it is sold by a company called Wildlife Control Technologies.
The company states that the installation and removal of bird netting can be a quick, easy and economical procedure. It claims that installation and removal can be handled by two people at a rate of 4 to 5 acres per hour.
Current British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture figures taken from their 2002 Blueberry Industry Factsheet, estimate the cost for putting up and removing bird netting at more than 20 hours per acre?
Isn't it about time the blueberry industry in British Columbia woke up and started looking at different approaches to bird control other than blasting away with propane cannons?
Isn't it about time for agricultural noisemakers to be banned?
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