Sensako Wheat Farming

“During the past season our Wheat R&D team had evaluated four Eagle Eye Bird scaring devices at the Bethlehem site. The results were most satisfactory and we would be expanding our usage of these apparatuses the coming season. The tests were carried out on our summer planting of wheat.

Because this planting is done in December and harvested in March, bird damage is prevalent due to the fact that this is the only wheat in the area. This is very valuable germplasm and needs to be protected extensively. Normally quella (small sparrow) are the biggest problem. We observed less than 10% bird damage compared to more than 30% in previous years”.

Dr Francois Koekemoer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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