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Bird Netting Summary for Winegrape

From Wine Grape Information for Pennsylvania and the Region
Mark Chien, Penn State Cooperative Extension

Bird Netting Summary 

Alice Wise & Libby Tarleton, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
August, 2012

We have felt that color development definitely draws birds. Many times we have observed panels of reds such as Pinot Noir starting veraison. We come back literally the next day and all the red berries are gone. This has happened several times. We know this damage was inflicted by birds due to the bird activity in the vineyard as well as the presence of pecked fruit.