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Avian Repellants

  1. Michael L. Avery

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr028

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

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Avery, M. L. 2003. Avian Repellants. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

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  1. National Wildlife Research Center, Gainesville, Florida

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  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


Although there are numerous potential applications for avian repellants, such compounds are not the answer to every crop damage situation. Understanding the specifics of bird-crop interaction is essential to successful use of chemical bird repellants. However, even the most successful repellant will not eliminate bird damage. The only way to accomplish this is to employ netting or some other means of exclusion. Repellants are tools or methods that are best viewed as components of integrated management plans, rather than as solutions by themselves.


  • bird repellant;
  • avian repellant;
  • bird-crop interaction;
  • anthraquinone;
  • methiocarb;
  • avitrol;
  • methyl anthranilate;
  • RoPel