[Market-farming] crows

Brian Luton bcluton at aol.com
Sat May 21 11:42:37 EDT 2016


I'd second Bills suggestion. It works for awhile anyway. We used it at a neighbors compost facility with high crow pressure and it put them off it for awhile anyway. 

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> On May 21, 2016, at 11:25 AM, Shoemaker, William H <wshoemak at illinois.edu> wrote:
> 
> An old sweet corn grower told me that crows are very smart. They will overcome most tricks pretty quickly. But they understand what a dead crow means. String one up in the middle of the field and they won't bother your place. No, you don't have to kill one. You can find road-kill crows fairly easy, at least around here. I saw one just a couple of days ago. I tried it and it worked amazingly.
> 
> Bill
> William H. Shoemaker
> Retired fruit and vegetable horticulturist
> University of Illinois
> wshoemak at illinois.edu
> 
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> Subject: [Market-farming] crows
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> HELP   I've planted untreated corn in my clay soil and crows have dug up
> the seeds or pulled the sprouts each time. how can I foil them organically
> ?
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