Tag: corn

September 22, 2022

Wild Cam: Do parakeets cause significant damage to corn?

For years, corn farmers in Mexico have tried to fight the perceived damage to their corn by leaving out poison for birds and other animals, or by shooting them. Dozens...

March 23, 2020

Intensive agriculture decreases mourning dove reproduction

Mourning doves are a common species throughout much of the United States, but researchers found that intensive agricultural production could be causing their reproduction to decline. “A lot of papers...

November 13, 2017

Cover crops provide good bird habitat

It’s not only farmers who benefit from using cover crops. A new study finds birds might benefit as well. As a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Cassandra Wilcoxen...