VINEYARDS, ORCHARDS & AGRICULTURE
No more netting, no more birds
The Agrilaser Autonomic is a fully autonomous laser system. It is fully programmable with enough set-points, time slots and intervals to ensure excellent coverage over your vineyards, orchards and fields. It humanely deters problem birds from causing expensive damage to your crops by way of delivering a non harmful beam of light which the birds perceive as a physical threat and move on to safer areas. The Agrilaser Autonomic can be plugged into the mains electricity or run from a solar panel and battery pack. Either way the Agrilaser Autonomic will provide your crops with effective, autonomous bird control for the duration of your growing seasons or as required year after year.
Fully Autonomous, Silent & Effective
Unlike current recognised techniques to dispel birds, habituation does not occur when our laser technology is applied with repetition. Birds will consider the area as unsafe, causing them to move on and avoid the area. Our automated laser systems claim a territory 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for as long as you require.
Lightweight, Handheld Laser
Our handheld lasers provide a highly effective tool for direct intervention. Birds regard the laser beam as a physical threat, causing them to flee. In ideal weather conditions the lasers have a range up to 2500 meters
Small, Light Handheld Laser For Daily Use
The Agrilaser Lite is a highly effective and affordable tool to reduce bird nuisance. Due to its light weight and compact size, you can take the Agrilaser Lite with you on your daily routine, to repel birds from your parcels or premises, anywhere and anytime.
EFFECTIVE BIRD CONTROL IN ACTION
The Summerhill Road vineyard, located within the Canberra Wine District of Australia, grows grapes for the purpose of producing premium quality, cool-climate wines. Birds, such as Starlings, Cockatoos, Currawong, Crows, Rosellas and Wattlebirds, damage the grapes. Without any bird control, this can lead to a signi cant reduction of crops (1-2 tonne per week) and increased risk of disease (reducing the quality of the fruit). Historically, birds have been controlled via netting. The vineyard was 100% netted (from prior to the fruit ripening till the day of picking), resulting in approximately $4,000 in annual labour costs. Situation after Since the nets were 15 years old and needed to be replaced, alternatives were evaluated. Decisive advantages of the Agrilaser Autonomic are its silent functioning (in contrast to gas cannons) and relative low price (compared to netting). Installation of the Agrilaser Autonomic resulted in 80-90% bird reduction. Furthermore, grape-eating birds stopped coming to the vineyard altogether, whereas non grape-eating birds, water birds (Ducks) and other wildlife quickly returned after the grapes had been harvested and the laser turned off. This resulted in an increased grape yield and the possibility to harvest later than normal, to create a dessert wine. There is an expectation of future nancial gain since bird netting is very costly, both in materials and labour costs. The Agrilaser Autonomic on the other hand, works fully autonomously without the required labour to install and remove the nets annually.
Summer Hill Road Vineyard
Justin Meduri, Farm Operations Manager of Meduri Farms, Jefferson, Oregon has a 68,1 hectares blueberry farm and that suffered from bird problem. Since adopting lasers as bird deterrent solution, Meduri Farms saves annually around USD 100,000. He used to repel the birds from the blueberry farm with falcons, and has spent as much as USD 1,000 a day 7 days a week for of 3 months on it. He found out that the birds became accustomed to the falcons quite quickly, and determined that using falcons as a bird deterrent wasn’t the right solution for his farm. The annual cost of bird damage at Meduri Farms was quantified at approximately 25% of the overall potential crop volume, or approximately USD 100,000.
Company: Summerhill Road Vineyard
Location: Bungendore, Australia Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Reason: Grape damage due to birds
In use since: March 2016 Current laser projection area: 1.9 Ha
• 80 to 90% less birds
• Immediate effect after installation
• Permanent solution
• Works fully autonomic and autonomous
• Allows more flexible grape harvests
Summer Hill Road Vineyards
Situation before Autonomic use:
- Meduri Farms used falconry which cost 1,000 USD per day (approximately 90,000 USD per season of 3 months).
- The yearly loss to bird damage was equal to 100,000 USD.
- The actual revenue after bird damage was 300,000 USD per year.
- Number of birds perching in the trees before Autonomic use, was equal to 1,500.
- Yearly production of the farm before Autonomic use was equal to 787,500 kg.
Situation after Autonomic use:
- Yearly loss due to bird damage has been reduced by 99.73 % to approximately 267 USD.
- Actual yearly revenue after bird damage increases by 33 % to 399,733 USD, which means Meduri Farms saves up to 99,733 USD each year.
- After the deployment of Autonomics, the number of birds at the farm decreases to just 4 birds.
- Yearly production of the farm after Autonomic use is equal to 1,050,000 kg.
Company: Farmer NIVU Location: Achthuizen and Oude-Tonge, Netherlands
Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Problem: Nuisance from geese
In use since: August 2015
• 100% less geese
• Tens of thousands of Euros reduction in damages
• Quick and long-term dispersal effect
• No more headaches about birds
• No more obstructing flags and objects on the fields
• Higher and earlier yield