agricultural bird Articles

  • Wolf, bird and bread!

    Eyüp Yüksel was relaxing in Ankara on a warm autumn day in 2000, drinking tea from a traditional glass cup, when he heard the news that Tuz Gölü — Lake Tuz or Salt Lake — had been declared a protected area. As one of the staff of the Turkish Environmental Protection Agency for Special Areas (EPASA) he had been waiting and hoping for this decision but he was still ...

  • What’s Happening to the Birds?

    Following in Rachel Carson’s footsteps, a new generation of scientists investigates a new generation of pesticides. Christy Morrissey is driving her white pickup truck along Canada’s endless prairie highway, windows open, listening for birds. She points to the scatter of ponds glinting in the landscape, nestled among fields of canola that stretch as far as the eye ...


    By Ensia

  • Focal bird species and risk assessment approach for non‐agricultural grassland scenarios in Central Europe

    The European Food Safety Authority guideline on risk assessment identifies pesticide exposure scenarios for non‐target wildlife, however this scheme is not applicable to non‐agricultural grassland. For example, different habitats and human utilisation on golf courses attract bird communities that differ from those found in agricultural fields with annual crop cycles. The present study ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Birds are not the only carriers of Avian Influenza

    Global poultry production has more than quadrupled since 1970, with the United States leading the flock. However, due to the rising demand for chicken and other poultry, avian influenza, or ‘bird flu,’ outbreaks have occurred at an accelerated rate, causing concern across the agricultural industry. Most alarmingly is the fact that the 2014 bird flu virus killed nearly 50 million ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Breaking into new industries—The Bird-X approach

    In golf, a ‘birdie’ is usually a good thing. After attending February’s Golf Industry Show in San Diego, Bird-X found out that birdies are causing quite the stir on golf courses across the country. The reason is the number one pest bird culprit on golf courses—the Canada goose. Canada geese congregate around ponds and lakes, and have ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir A-1 Management of Runoff for Everglades Restoration and Agricultural Irrigation

    THE PROBLEMIncreased development in central and south Florida has altered the natural drainage pattern of the Florida Everglades National Park (Everglades). This alteration has resulted in excess water during the wet season and insufficient water flowing through the ecosystem during the dry season, increased water supply demands, degrading water quality, and declining estuary health and wading ...

  • Managing grackles: Deter one of summer’s most invasive birds

    Grackles are difficult birds to manage, as they are an abundant and invasive type of blackbird. Because of this, grackles often require more effort and attention to control compared to other similar bird species. These birds live year-round in the southeastern United States, especially in Texas and Florida, but migrate to the North and Midwest during summer. Grackles like agricultural fields and ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Wind turbines cause rising number of bird and bat fatalities

    Wind power is one of the cleanest and safest methods of generating renewable energy. Due to the steady increase in price of nonrenewable sources, wind turbine use has increased 25% in the past decade.i While its growth has helped reduce carbon emissions and pollution, this green source of energy comes at a cost: these massive blades, slicing the air at close to 200 miles per hour, serve as ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Start Thinking About This Season’s Blueberry Crop: Keep Birds Away

    Start with bird scare tactics Try building netting barriers Use chemical treatments Nothing can ruin delicious blueberry muffins, pancakes or jams more than not having blueberries. Keeping your blueberry crops safe is of the utmost importance for the economy (and our tastebuds). Avian Enterprises sheds some light on which methods work or don’t work to save ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Focal species of birds in European crops for higher tier pesticide risk assessment

    Focal species have been defined by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as real species that represent others in a crop resulting from their potential higher level of exposure to pesticides. As such they are the most appropriate species for refining estimates of exposure further, through for example radio‐tracking and dietary studies. Plant Protection Product manufactures collectively ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Why Are Electric Substations Attracting Nuisance Birds and How Can We Stop Them?

    See how liquid bird repellent helped eliminate pest birds around electric substations in this article by BirdBuffer LLC. Several years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric engaged in an endeavor to find a better solution to keep birds out of their substations in California. An article written by Kellie Collins, Steve Yonge, and Ron Critchlow of the San Francisco Pacific Gas and ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Temporal and latitudinal trends of p,p'‐DDE in eggs and carcass of North American birds from 1980–2005

    The use of DDT [1,1,1‐trichloro‐2,2‐bis (p‐chlorophenyl) ethane] in agriculture in the United States and Canada was prohibited in the early 1970's; however, it continued to be used restrictively in Mexico until 2000. Forty years later, p,p'‐DDE [(1,1‐dichloro‐2,2‐bis(p‐chlorophenyl) ethylene)], continues to be detected in eggs and bird carcasses in North America. DDE has been associated with ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Acute Toxicity of the Synthetic Pyrethroid Deltamethrin to Fingerling European Catfish, Silurus glanis L.

    The wide use of synthetic pesticides is increasing worldwide pollution risk. The synthetic pyrethroids are among the most potent and effective insecticides available (moore and Waring 2001), accounting for more than 30% of the world market in insecticides. The low toxicity of pyrethroid insecticides to mammals and birds and their limited soil persistence has encouraged the widespread and ...


    By Springer

  • StealthNet and OvoControl: A one-two Punch

    A large steel farm building that houses a university’s agricultural animals had a serious problem. Though there is a roof, two of the sides are wide open, and the roof’s open beam structure provided thousands of feet of perching surfaces for pigeons. StealthNet to the Rescue Bird ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • Round baling of sugar beet pulp - Case study

    This is a case study of how the Flexus heavy duty round baling system is implemented at the sugar beet processing facility in Aarberg, Switzerland. Schweizer Zucker AG is baling around 30.000 tons of sugar beet pulp during the period of october to the end of the year. To meet demands and cover a wider range of usage, some of the beet pulp is baled during night time when normal transport and ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Poultry Farm Pioneers Low-Rate Composting

    Tony Pastore, Sr. started Park Farms in Canton, Ohio decades ago to process and market chickens. In 1989, it was decided that instead of buying chickens from other producers, a new venture would be launched to raise chickens directly for Park Farms. This led to the formation of A & J Farms, a 1,900-acre operation that contains 14 separately operating chicken farms. Each sub-farm has up to ten ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Coming home to roost!

    The Pannonian biogeographical region is one of nine regions of Europe included in the EU Habitats Directive. It stretches from south of Timisoara along the Romanian West Plain to the Hungarian.Ukranian border in the east across Hungary to the border with Austria in the west including the southern edge of the Slovak Republic and the south-east corner of the Czech Republic to the north. The full ...

  • Dutch Farmers Find It Pays To Manage Poultry Manure

    Poultry farmers in Holland face challenges similar to their North American counterparts in dealing with manure from concentrated operations where there is insufficient cropland for application. This creates a need for exporting manure from the producing farm to users in other places. Poultry operations in Holland differ from most North American poultry farms in that most are not vertically ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Earth out of sync rising temperatures throwing off seasonal timing

    A newly hatched chick waits with hungry mouth agape for a parent to deliver its first meal. A crocus peaks up through the snow. Rivers flow swiftly as ice breaks up and snows melt. Sleepy mammals emerge from hibernation, and early frog songs penetrate the night. Spring awakening has long provided fodder for poets, artists, and almanac writers. Even for a notoriously fickle time of sunshine, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Linking upstream and downstream communities in Kenya

    As demand for water grows in river basins, downstream users often suffer. This is especially true when those users depend on rivers and natural wetlands, which many still regard as “wasted” water. That is the case on the river Ewaso Ngiro in Kenya, which drains from the glaciers of Mount Kenya through the heavily populated agricultural region of Laikipia in central Kenya, to the ...


    By Wetlands International

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