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Bird damage to select fruit crops: The cost of damage and the benefits of control in five states
Abstract Fruit loss to birds is a long-standing and costly problem for many producers. We conducted a survey of Honeycrisp apple, blueberry, cherry, and wine grape growers in California, Michigan,Expand
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Life history and habitat requirements of the Oregon forestsnail, Allogona townsendiana (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Polygyridae), in a British Columbia population
Abstract. Population size, reproductive timing and habitats, seasonal behaviors, and juvenile activity were assessed in a British Columbia population of the endangered Oregon forestsnail, AllogonaExpand
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Dispersal, home-range size, and habitat use of an endangered land snail, the Oregon forestsnail (Allogona townsendiana)
Terrestrial molluscs have declined globally, often as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation. Many land snails are poor dispersers and exist in isolated habitat patches. The Oregon forestsnailExpand
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Differential response to stocking rates and feeding by two genotypes of Holstein-Friesian cows in a pasture-based automatic milking system.
The throughput of automatic milking systems (AMS) is likely affected by differential traffic behavior and subsequent effects on the milking frequency and milk production of cows. This studyExpand
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Bird species and abundances in fruit crops and implications for bird management
Abstract Fruit consumption by birds is a costly problem in North America, yet basic information about the species and abundance of fruit-eating birds in fruit crops, and factors that influenceExpand
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Measuring bird damage to three fruit crops: A comparison of grower and field estimates
Abstract Birds are common pests in fruit orchards. They frequently consume and damage fruit resulting in decreased yields for growers. The true extent of damage is difficult to measure. ProducerExpand
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Bird Damage to Fruit Crops: A Comparison of Several Deterrent Techniques
Author(s): Steensma, Karen; Lindell, Catherine; Leigh, Deanna; Burrows, Colleen; Wieferich, Shayna; Zwamborn, Elizabeth | Abstract: Economic impacts, risk factors, and deterrent strategies related toExpand
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Proportions of bird damage in tree fruits are higher in low-fruit-abundance contexts
Abstract Frugivorous birds impose significant costs on tree fruit growers through direct consumption of fruit and grower efforts to manage birds. We documented factors that influenced tree fruit birdExpand
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Economic and livestock health impacts of birds on dairies: Evidence from a survey of Washington dairy operators
The survey described in this research paper aimed to investigate the economic and health impacts of birds on dairies. Birds are common pests on dairies, consuming and contaminating feed intended forExpand
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