Throughout the year, Wine Business Monthly aims to help wineries and wine grape-growers evaluate and successfully deploy innovative new products introduced into the industry. The editorial staff regularly writes about new products and new product categories that assist in the advancement of wine quality from vineyard to bottle.
Bird Control Group was chosen as one of Wine Business Monthly’s 2019 Innovation + Quality Product Award Winners and recognized at the Fifth Annual Innovation + Quality Forum May 22 & 23 in Napa, Calif.
Bird damage is a real issue for many growers. After investing time, money and energy throughout the year to bring a crop to harvest, frustration levels rise when birds overtake a vineyard and decimate it in matter of days. Bird Control Group's commercial grade lasers and their unique programmable capabilities allow growers to repel birds in an effective, affordable and neighbor-friendly way, the company said. A one-time system configuration based on vineyard topography allows for an almost hands-off approach which significantly decreases traditional labor costs.
On average, customers with vineyards experienced bird damage of $1,176 per acre per year. Those farmers solved their bird issues by investing from $205 per acre per year in one or more automatic bird repellent lasers. They achieved a 92% reduction in birds which resulted in a saving of $971 per acre per year.
For more information or a custom proposal, visit Bird Control Group.