Developed by the Business Unit Limagrain Europe, Peacor is a diversion technique that consists in sowing a strip of “trap crop” (peas), very rich in protein, in corn and sunflower plots, to limit bird damage and thus avoid the use of a chemical solution on spring crops.
Attracted by the peas, the birds naturally settle in this strip and stay away from the corn and sunflower seedlings. A strip of peas can protect up to 5 hectares of corn or sunflower.
Peacor is an ecological, simple and non-chemical approach that can also be used in organic farming.
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