King notes

Bird Gard Pro Plus broadcasts birds of prey and birds in distress to ward off pesky grape-eating birds

Solar panel runs a battery that runs Bird Gard. Green thinking

Bird Gard is an inexpensive option to netting the vineyards.

Example of netting on Westside Road Pinot Noir (WS7227)

Birds are a very real problem. Last year the block we picked was totally decimated by birds. There was no crop, not even the 0.649 ton that we got this time.

Vineyard fans are turned on when temps get below 3C or about 35F to avoid frost problems

King Vineyard is around Piner Road and Olivet Road. Frost can be a problem in this area of the Russian River, especially during budbreak which is around March. Ben said they used the vineyard fans about 7 times this season.

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