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Magazine Archives: Dec. 15, 2003

A High-Tech Scarecrow for Vineyard Birds

Konrad Ejbich
Issue: December 15, 2003


Grapegrowers around the world soon may be able to put away their old-fashioned straw scarecrows, acres of netting and plaster-cast owls. High tech is about to save their grapes. A Canadian company has developed the iScarecrow, a sophisticated bird-deterrent system that uses screeching robots to frighten away hungry birds intent on eating their way through vineyards full of ripened grapes.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2003.

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