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Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Idemujoseph: 10:09am On Apr 03
I planted maize on about 7 acres last 3 weeks but the entire farm has been eating up by some strange birds. They brought out the seeds from the hole and ate them. I have really spent huge amount of money in that farm.
I am not going to give up, so I want to plant again. How do I prevent this misfortune?
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Chepos1(m): 10:20am On Apr 03
Poison the maize with some chemical b4 planting, thank me later
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Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Idemujoseph: 11:28am On Apr 03
Chepos1:
Poison the maize with some chemical b4 planting, thank me later
wink
Thanks!
Please what chemical can I use?
Can I use rat poison?
Hope the chemical or poison will not affect the germination and yield negatively?
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Chepos1(m): 12:02pm On Apr 03
Idemujoseph:
Thanks!
Please what chemical can I use?
Can I use rat poison?
Hope the chemical or poison will not affect the germination and yield negatively?
Although I have not used rat poison, contact those who sells herbicides and other chemicals they will prescribe the most effective one for u. I have used gamali 20 sha and it worked for me.
It won't affect the germination neither will it affect the yield.
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Idemujoseph: 1:49pm On Apr 03
Thanks so much!
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by stagger: 5:30pm On Apr 03
Where did you get the maize seeds from? Most seed companies apply crop protection products on their seeds to prevent this kind of stuff.
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Shelumiel: 5:51pm On Apr 03
Employ the use of scarecrows or old car stero tapes. But I prefer the latter to the former.

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Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Idemujoseph: 10:15pm On Apr 03
Thanks all
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by okoroemeka(m): 11:11pm On Apr 03
it maybe birds or ground squirrel,rats but whatever it's the best bet is to scare them off with shiny new Tyre wrappings tied all over the field, everything will run away

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Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Degis(m): 1:07am On Apr 04
Did you spray any herbicide especially the systemic variant whose effect last 7 days before planting?

Did you spray the chemical and planted immediately after it?

It may not be the birds, it may be your herbicide that killed your seeds or the seeds had expired. This is my humble submission because birds can’t possibly dig up seeds from the ground that spanned 42 plots of land except African Magic don enta the mata
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by okoroemeka(m): 5:43am On Apr 04
Degis:
Did you spray any herbicide especially the systemic variant whose effect last 7 days before planting?

Did you spray the chemical and planted immediately after it?

It may not be the birds, it may be your herbicide that killed your seeds or the seeds had expired. This is my humble submission because birds can’t possibly dig up seeds from the ground that spanned 42 plots of land except African Magic don enta the mata
atrazine,rain will fall well we'll, before u plant maize on a field treated with atrazine,at least twice rain

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Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Idemujoseph: 6:28am On Apr 04
okoroemeka:
it maybe birds or ground squirrel,rats but whatever it's the best bet is to scare them off with shiny new Tyre wrappings tied all over the field, everything will run away
Thanks sir
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Idemujoseph: 6:33am On Apr 04
Degis:
Did you spray any herbicide especially the systemic variant whose effect last 7 days before planting?

Did you spray the chemical and planted immediately after it?

It may not be the birds, it may be your herbicide that killed your seeds or the seeds had expired. This is my humble submission because birds can’t possibly dig up seeds from the ground that spanned 42 plots of land except African Magic don enta the mata
I did not spray anything.
What made me fear is that other people farm in that area are not affected and we planted the same time.
Secondly, even the ones that manage to germinate are still uprooted and destroy. That is why I call them strange bird.
Re: Strange Birds Ate Up 7 Acres Maize Farm! Please Help by Teetunz64(m): 6:05am On May 27
Idemujoseph:
I did not spray anything.
What made me fear is that other people farm in that area are not affected and we planted the same time.
Secondly, even the ones that manage to germinate are still uprooted and destroy. That is why I call them strange bird.
Bro, it isn't birds, it's definitely squirrels or bush rats, I planted maize too and I'm having the same problem presently, I was told by the local farmers in the area that it's Ikun (squirrels). I'm thinking of getting rat poison to kill them, I plan to mix the food items with a food material like bread and I will cut it into pieces and put it on the ridges. You can try that too

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