Arthropod monitoring in an automated pasta warehouse

  • S. Savoldelli DiPSA (Dipartimento di Protezione dei Sistemi agroalimentare e urbano e Valorizzazione delle Biodiversità), Università degli Studi di Milano, via G. Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy. Email: sara.savoldelli@unimi.it
  • E. Bruschi DiPSA (Dipartimento di Protezione dei Sistemi agroalimentare e urbano e Valorizzazione delle Biodiversità), Università degli Studi di Milano, via G. Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy.

Abstract

Pest monitoring was carried out in an automated pasta warehouse. It is managed with a logistic process and can contain more than 30,000 pallets. Good pest monitoring is difficult in this environment particularly because of the height (more than 20 m). Several sticky traps were placed on the floor under the shelves to monitor the presence of arthropods. Monitoring was done twice, once in March and once in November, each time for two weeks. Results showed the presence of stored-product pests, but also the occurrence of other arthropods.

Keywords: Pest monitoring, Stored-product pests, Automatic warehouse, Arthropods, Insects.
Veröffentlicht
2010-09-21