Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture
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Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture

Birds Like Strawberry Too

Most of you know that birds are a real terror in blueberry, so much that netting is mandatory for blueberry growers across the country.  Be it as it may that strawberries sustain a lot less damage from birds than do blueberry, strawberry growers are not exempt from this issue, which we have pictured below.  

Clear damage from bird feeding on what many know to be the seeds of strawberry.
Clear damage from bird feeding on what many know to be the seeds of strawberry.

Birds don't just feed on the seeds though, and can get into the flesh of the fruit as well.  Clearly, this fruit is not marketable since it is a quarter eaten already.
Birds don't just feed on the seeds though, and can get into the flesh of the fruit as well. Clearly, this fruit is not marketable since it is a quarter eaten already.

Posted on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:33 PM

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