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21 March 2023

A new sustainable system for the vine-moth

We have placed in the Campo Grande this device, which is a new experimental system to monitor the presence of the vine-moth in the vineyards with great accuracy and timeliness.

Equipped with a solar battery, it records and monitors the presence of this dangerous pest in real time, sending us the data. Insects are lured inside the trap by a highly specific pheromone (a chemical signal that mimics that released naturally during mating). A camera frames the captured insects and counts them. Artificial intelligence recognizes the right ones, excluding those few intruders that may have entered by mistake.

In addition, the device is also equipped with a weather controller, which detects temperature and humidity.

Until now, control is done with a simpler trap, a plastic sheet covered with glue, which catch insects non-specifically. One must periodically visually check the attached insects, recognize the moth from the others, and count them.

This is still an experimental system, but it is an innovation of great interest.

annalisa motta
annalisa motta
Biologa specializzata in biologia vegetale, da oltre vent’anni sono vignaiola a Guado al Melo, a Bolgheri (Toscana), con mio marito, dove produciamo vino territoriale ed artigianale, in modo sostenibile. Il vino per me è una passione trasversale: lo si capisce veramente solo mettendo insieme scienza, natura e cultura. In origin a plant biologist, from over 20 years I am a winemaker at Guado al Melo, in the Bolgheri DOC (Tuscany), with my husband, where we produce terroir-expressive and artisan wines, following a sustainable philosophy. Into the wine I have found all my different passions: in fact, we can understand it only by combining together science, nature and culture.

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