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Most recent publication results synopsis: Horicon Marsh/ Hustisford Wisconsin crop damage reduction tests with the Goosebuster

The following is an excerpt from the paper “Successful Use of Alarm and Alert Calls to Reduce Emerging Crop Damage by Resident Canada Geese near Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin” If you would like read the full paper, click here. Increasing Canada geese create increased air strike potential. Successful new methods for dispersing resident geese from sprouting crops should be equally...
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Rapid Dispersal and Long Term Effect on Resident Canada Geese by On-Demand use Alarm and Alert Call Playback Reinforced with Cracker/Banger Shells

Rapid Dispersal and Long Term Effect on Resident Canada Geese by On-Demand use Alarm and Alert Call Playback Reinforced with Cracker/Banger Shells Philip C. Whitford, Capital University  pwhitfor@capital.edu Abstract:  Increasing resident Canada geese populations create major crop loss problems, and greatly increased air strike potential. There is a need for effective, non-lethal means to...
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FLY AWAY HOME: URGING GEESE TO GO

PHILIP C. WHITFORD, Biology Department, Capital University, 2199 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209, USA Expanding resident urban Canada goose populations have led to concomitant increases in human/goose conflicts in business parks, municipal parks, golf courses, and airfields. They foul the water of ponds and lakes and make a mess of lawns and golf greens with their abundant droppings, making...
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Dispersing Territorial and Nesting Canada Geese from Corporate Parks with Alarm Calls and Harassment

Dr. Philip C. Whitford, Biology Dept. Capital University, Columbus, OH 43209 Resident Canada geese have become a common problem in corporate parks all across the nation. Geese are attracted by the well-watered, fertilized grasses, and the ever-present ponds designers place around these building complexes for esthetics or as retention sites for run off waters from paved parking areas. The...
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8 QUESTIONS ABOUT PEST CANADA GEESE

Why are Canada geese considered pests? The Giant Canada Goose, Branta canadensis maxima, population has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. Presently between 3.5 and 5.5 million non-migratory Giant Canada geese reside in the U.S. and lower Canada. They are joined by an additional 9 to 11 million migrant Canada geese from northern Canada each fall to late spring. This population is growing...
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Efficacy of Recorded Alarm and Alert Calls for Canada Goose Dispersal

Abstract: Effectiveness of replay of alarm and alert calls at dispersing giant Canada geese, Branta canadensis maxima, was tested on 10.6 hectares of grass seed and herbicide treatment test growth plots which experienced daily usage by 2-400 resident geese. Tests 5 June- 25 July 2001 used 2 modified Super Bird X-Peller systems provided by Bird-X Inc, 300 N. Elizabeth, Chicago IL 60607.  ...
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