1191 Development of electronic detection of insects with a specific example using Insector to identify insect species and predict their densities in stored wheat

Wednesday, November 19, 2008: 3:35 PM
Room D9, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Fuji Jian , OPISystems, Calgary, AB, Canada
Ron Larson , OPISystems, Calgary, AB, Canada
Being able to frequently estimate insect density with a reliable accuracy is a critical procedure for sound grain storage management. There was no commercial product available to automatically identify insect species and predict their densities. Recently, however, a commercial version of an electronic pit-hole trap, produced and known as the Insector, has been available. Based on its electrical counts and the measured insect sizes of the captured insects, software used to identify species and predict insect densities of the captured insects was developed. Performance of the developed software was tested by introducing five insect species into plastic tanks filled with about 1500 kg wheat at dynamic temperatures and moisture content of 13±0.1%.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.33371