Luciano Caruso

Researcher of Agricultural machinery and mechanization [AGR/09]
Office: Via S. Sofia, 100 - 2° piano
Email: lcaruso@unict.it
Phone: 3208567910
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Office Hours: Monday from 10:00 to 12:00


Date and Place of birth: Catania, 22/01/1967

Qualifications: Degree in Agricultural Science, University of Catania.

Teaching and Research: Since 2007 Researcher of Agricultural Mechanisation (AGR/09) at Department of Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente - University of Catania.

Before and after degree he has taken part and organised scientific research which was required by public institutions and private enterprise. Recently he has been concerned with safety and ergonomics in agriculture (open field, packing houses and greenhouses), labour and energy requirement in agricultural (subtropical) crops, pest protection of crops, harvest and post-harvest of orchard crops and other fruits, soil conservation, mechanisation of subtropical crops.

Co-author in about 50 publications, a lot of which presented in national and international occasion of meetings and published on specialized magazines.

  1. SCHILLACI G., CARUSO L., BONSIGNORE R., CAMILLIERI D., EMMA G., TIRRÒ G., RAPISARDA V. (2010). Produzione di polveri di legno e emissione di VOC durante la prepotatura delle viti. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale sulla Viticoltura di Montagna e in Forte Pendenza, Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania. ITALIA 12 – 14 maggio, pp. 81-86, ISBN/ISSN:978-88-902330-0-5.
  2. SCHILLACI G., BALLONI S., CARUSO L., CAMILLIERI D. (2010). Valutazione del rischio da movimenti ripetitivi nella potatura manuale nel vigneto. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale sulla Viticoltura di Montagna e in Forte Pendenza, Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania. ITALIA 12 – 14 maggio, pp. 70-75, ISBN/ISSN:978-88-902330-0-5.
  3. SCHILLACI G., MANETTO G., BONSIGNORE R., BALLONI S., CARUSO L. (2010). Sviluppo di telaio scavallatore multifunzione trainato per la coltivazione del vigneto ad alberello. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale sulla Viticoltura di Montagna e in Forte Pendenza, Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania. ITALIA 12 – 14 maggio, pp. 190-193, ISBN/ISSN:978-88-902330-0-5.
  4. SCHILLACI G., MANETTO G., BONSIGNORE R., BALLONI S., CARUSO L., ROMANO E. (2010). Macchina scavallatrice trainata multifunzione per la coltivazione dell’alberello. Atti del III Convegno Nazionale di Viticoltura, Fondazione E. Mach, San Michele all’Adige (TN), Italia, 05-09 luglio, in corso di stampa sulla rivista scientifica “Italus Hortus”.
  5. Caruso L., Mazzola G., Tirrò G., Schillaci G. (2010). Optimising the Choice of Cows in the Organisation of the Milking Process. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 521-524, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  6. Caruso L., Pennisi A., Balloni S., Conti A., Camillieri D., Schillaci G. (2010). Aspects of Safety in the Stretching of Plastic Film During Greenhouse Covering. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 210-217, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  7. Balloni S., Camillieri D., Caruso L., Schillaci G. (2010). Safety Aspects Regarding Spraying Pesticides in Protected Environments. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 341-347, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  8. Conti A., Balloni S., Tirrò G., Emma G., Caruso L., Schillaci G. (2010). Equipment and Installations for the Distribution of Pesticides in Greenhouses: Aspects Connected with Testing and Bringing Into Compliance with Standing Regulations. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 416-424, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  9. Bonsignore R., Romano E., Caruso L., Schillaci G. (2010). Wood Dust Production and VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) Emissions During Mechanical Pre-pruning in Vineyards. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 360-367, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  10. Bonsignore R., Romano E., Manetto G., Caruso L., Schillaci G. (2010). Development of a Towed Multi-Function Row Straddling Machine for the Cultivation of Goblet Vineyards. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 368-373, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  11. Camillieri D., Bonsignore R., Caruso L., Schillaci G. (2010). Evaluation of the Risk Arising From Repetitive Movements During Manual Pruning in Vineyards by Using Measured Forces. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 374-380, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  12. Romano E., Bonsignore R., Camillieri D., Caruso L., Conti A., Schillaci G. (2010). Evaluation of Hand Forces During Manual Vine Branches Cutting. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 465-470, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  13. Longo D., Pennisi A., Caruso L., Muscato G., Schillaci G. (2010). An Autonomous Electrical Vehicle Based on Low-cost Ultrasound Sensors for Safer Operations Inside Greenhouses. Atti su CD-rom del Congresso Internazionale “Work safety and risk prevention in agro-food and forest systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 16-18 settembre, pp. 437-443, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-903151-6-9.
  14. RAPISARDA V., LONGHITANO F., DI VENTI E., FENGA C., COSTA C., RAPISARDA L., CARUSO L., CARUSO N., BALLONI S., PETRINA S., SCHILLACI G., VALENTINO M., PROIETTI L. (2010). Patologie cardiovascolari nei lavoratori forestali della provincia di Enna. Atti del 73° Congresso Nazionale SIMLII, Roma, 01-04 Dicembre, p. 327.
  15. CARUSO L., BALLONI S., LONGO D., PENNISI A., CONTI A., CAMILLIERI D., SCHILLACI G. (2011). Safety issues in greenhouse film covering operations, applicable regulations and on-field test". Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  16. LONGO D., A. PENNISI, MUSCATO G., SCHILLACI G., CARUSO L., BALLONI S. (2011). An autonomous multifunctional electrical vehicle able to move inside greenhouses using artificial vision methodologies and low cost sensors. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  17. LONGO D., PENNISI A., CARUSO L., CONTI A., CAMILLERI D., BALLONI S., SCHILLACI G., ROMANO E. (2011). Preliminary study about a safe automatic system for stretching plastic film used for greenhouses covering. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  18. CERRUTO E, SCHILLACI G, CARUSO L, EMMA G, BALLONI S, CONTI A (2011) Environmental and operator safety during pesticide applications in greenhouses. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  19. CONTI A, BALLONI S, CARUSO L, SCHILLACI G (2011). A survey on equipment used for pesticides spraying in Mediterranean greenhouses. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  20. SCHILLACI G, CARUSO L, BALLONI S, CAMILLIERI D, ROMANO E, RAPISARDA V (2011). WRMSD assessment in green house nursery. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  21. SCHILLACI G, CARUSO L, MANETTO G, BONSIGNORE R, BALLONI S, ROMANO E (2011). Field evaluation on a towed multi-function row stradding machine for the cultivation of goblet vineyards. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  22. SCHILLACI G, BONSIGNORE R, CARUSO L, BALLONI S, TIRRO’ G, ROMANO E (2011). Observations on wood dust emissions during mechanical Pre-pruning in vineyards. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  23. CERRUTO E, CONTI A, BALLONI S, EMMA G, CARUSO L (2011). Spray Deposits and Ground Losses when Using a Self-propelled Sprayer in Greenhouse Applications. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry”; June, 29th - July, 1st, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.
  24. L. CARUSO, S. BALLONI, D. LONGO, A. PENNISI, A. CONTI, D. CAMILLIERI, G. SCHILLACI (2011) La sicurezza nelle coperture delle serre con i film plastici. Atti su pen-drive USB del Convegno di medio termine dell’AIIA “Gestione e controllo dei sistemi agrari e forestali”, Belgirate (VB), 22–24 settembre 2011, ISBN atti: 9788890627330, ISBN abstract: 978-88-906273-0-9.
  25. A. CONTI, S. BALLONI, L. CARUSO, G. SCHILLACI (2011) Impianti per la distribuzione degli agrofarmaci nelle serre mediterranee. Atti su pen-drive USB del Convegno di medio termine dell’AIIA “Gestione e controllo dei sistemi agrari e forestali”, Belgirate (VB), 22–24 settembre, ISBN atti: 9788890627330, ISBN abstract: 978-88-906273-0-9.
  26. LONGO D, PENNISI A, MUSCATO G, SCHILLACI G, CARUSO L, BALLONI S. (2011). Veicolo elettrico multifunzione a guida autonoma basata su visione artificiale per lavorazioni in serra. Atti su pen-drive USB del Convegno di medio termine dell’AIIA “Gestione e controllo dei sistemi agrari e forestali”, Belgirate (VB), 22–24 settembre, ISBN atti: 9788890627330, ISBN abstract: 978-88-906273-0-9.
  27. G. SCHILLACI, L. CARUSO, S. BALLONI, D. CAMILLIERI (2011). I rischi da sovraccarico biomeccanico nelle attività del vivaio orticolo. Atti su pen-drive USB del Convegno di medio termine dell’AIIA “Gestione e controllo dei sistemi agrari e forestali”, Belgirate (VB), 22–24 settembre, ISBN atti: 9788890627330, ISBN abstract: 978-88-906273-0-9.
  28. CERRUTO E, BALLONI S, CARUSO L, CONTI A (2012). Primi risultati di prove di trattamento su pomodoro in serra mediante irroratrice semovente. Atti Giornate Fitopatologiche, Milano Marittima (RA), 13–16 marzo 2012, ISBN 978-88-491-3636-4, vol. 2, 145–154.
  29. CERRUTO E, MANETTO G, BALLONI S, CARUSO L (2012). Prime prove di trattamento con irroratrice a recupero su vite ad alberello. Atti Giornate Fitopatologiche, Milano Marittima (RA), 13–16 marzo 2012, ISBN 978-88-491-3636-4, vol. 2, 173–182.
  30. CARUSO L., CERRUTO E., SCHILLACI G. (2012). Meccanizzazione della difesa degli agrumi. Terra e Vita, supplemento al n. 8 del 25 febbraio 2012, ISSN 0040-3776, 14–15.
  31. CARUSO L., CAMILLIERI D., SCHILLACI G. (2012). Incidenti e infortuni nella meccanizzazione agricola. Riv. “INTERSEZIONI” Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e dei Dottori Forestali di Milano, ISSN 2280-689X.
  32. CARUSO L., CAMILLIERI D., SCHILLACI G. (2012). L'applicazione del metodo Ocra in agricoltura. Riv. “INTERSEZIONI” Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e dei Dottori Forestali di Milano, ISSN 2280-689X.
  33. CARUSO L, CAMILLIERI D. SCHILLACI G, (2012). Efficienza e Sicurezza sul lavoro. Riv. “INTERSEZIONI” Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e dei Dottori Forestali di Milano, ISSN 2280-689X.
  34. LONGO D., MUSCATO G., CARUSO L., SCHILLACI G. (2012). Different risk sources in Mediterranean greenhouses. Nordic Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety “Health and Safety in Agriculture Nordic and World – wide perspectives”, August 27-29, Ystad, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-87117-15-2.
  35. SCHILLACI G., BONSIGNORE R., CARUSO L., CERRUTO E., ROMANO E. (2012). A multifunction Straddle Towed Frame for the Cultivation of Goblet Vineyards. Atti del Convegno “I International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality”, Piacenza 27–29 giugno, ISBN ????
  36. CERRUTO E., MANETTO G., BALLONI S., CARUSO L. (2012). A recycling tunnel to reduce environmental drift in spraying goblet vineyards. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale-RGSHWA “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 3-6 September, pp. 124-130, ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8.
  37. LONGO D., MUSCATO G., CARUSO L., CONTI A., SCHILLACI G. (2012). Design of a remotely operable sprayer for precision farming application. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale-RGSHWA “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 3-6 September, pp. 238-242, ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8.
  38. CAMILLIERI D., CARUSO L., COLOMBINI D., RAPISARDA V., SCHILLACI G. (2012). First evaluation of the risk from repetitive movements in greenhouse nurseries: annual cycle and multitask analysis. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale-RGSHWA “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 3-6 September, pp. 38-42, ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8.
  39. CAMILLIERI D., CARUSO L., SCHILLACI G. (2012). Literature review: application of the OCRA method in agriculture and agro food activities. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale-RGSHWA “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 3-6 September, pp. 43-48, ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8.
  40. CAMILLIERI D., FAILLA S., CARUSO L., SCHILLACI G. (2012). Ergonomic postures assessment of workers during milking of she asses. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale-RGSHWA “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 3-6 September, pp. 82-84, ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8.
  41. FAILLA S., CARUSO L., SCHILLACI G. (2012). A Long-Term Application of Conventional and Conservation Practices for Durum Wheat Cultivation. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale-RGSHWA “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 3-6 September, pp. 570-572, ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8.
  42. ROMANO E., CAMILLIERI D., CARUSO L., LONGO D., RAPISARDA V., SCHILLACI G. (2012). A clinical test to research objective values of effort during manual pruning. Atti su CD-rom del III Congresso Internazionale-RGSHWA “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, Ragusa, Italy, 3-6 September, pp. 56-60, ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8.
  43. G. SCHILLACI, R. BONSIGNORE, L. CARUSO, E. CERRUTO, S. BALLONI, E. ROMANO. (2012). A multipurpose straddling frame for goblet vineyard mechanisation. Atti del IV Congrès International sur la Viticulture de Montagne et de Forte Pente, 7 – 9 Novembre, Lyon, France.
  44. G. SCHILLACI, R. BONSIGNORE, L. CARUSO, E. CERRUTO (2013). Il telaio per l’alberello e le spalliere basse. VQ, n°2, Ed. Tecniche nuove, aprile, pp. 44-46.
  45. SCHILLACI G., CERRUTO E., CARUSO L., LONGO D., CONTI A. (2013). Effect of the Nozzle’s Angle on Foliar Deposit in Greenhouse Treatments. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “From effective to intelligent agriculture and forestry”; July, 3nd – 5th , Editor Aarhus University, Billund, Denmark, ISBN9788792869760.
  46. RESTUCCIA A., MALLIA I., CARUSO L., FAILLA S., SCHILLACI G. (2013). Energy Return on Investment (EROI) of the Linseed Cultivation for Biodiesel Production. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “From effective to intelligent agriculture and forestry”; July, 3nd – 5th , Editor Aarhus University, Billund, Denmark, ISBN9788792869760.
  47. Romano E., Camillieri D., Caruso L., Longo D., Schillaci G. (2013). Hardness of the cultivar and working time on the level of exposure during the winter pruning. Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXV CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference “From effective to intelligent agriculture and forestry”; July, 3nd – 5th , Editor Aarhus University, Billund, Denmark, ISBN 9788792869760.
  48. RESTUCCIA A., FAILLA S., LONGO D., CARUSO L., MALLIA I., SCHILLACI G. (2013). Assessment of energy return on energy investment (EROEI) of oil bearing crops for renewable fuel production. Proceedings on CD-Rom of the 10th Conference AIIA “Horizons in agricultural, forestry and biosystems engineering”. Viterbo, Italy, September 8-12. ISBN 1974-7071.
  49. LONGO D., CARUSO L., CONTI A., CAMILLIERI D., SCHILLACI G. (2013). A survey of safety issues in tre-climbing applications for forestry management. Proceedings on CD-Rom of the 10th Conference AIIA “Horizons in agricultural, forestry and biosystems engineering”. Viterbo, Italy, September 8-12. ISBN 1974-7071.
  50.  Romano E., Camillieri D., Caruso L., Longo D., Schillaci G., Rapisarda V. (2014). A review of current studies to evaluate the effort of the hand of the pruner. International Conference of Agricultural Engineering (AgEng 2014) Zurich 06 – 10 July.
  51. M. P. Delfanti, Bedini R., Romagnoli M., Recanatesi F., Meacci F., CARUSO L., MANZO A., SALVATI L. (2015) Estimation of Agroforestry Biomasses Available for Energy Purposes in a Municipality in Central Italy as Instrument for Energy Planning. Applied Mathematical Sciences Vol. 8, 2014, no. 131, 6577 - 6587 HIKARI Ltd, www.m-hikari.com http://dx.doi.org/10.12988/ams.2014.46442
  52. Mazzocchi f., Cecchini M., Monarca D., Colantoni A., Caruso L., (2015). An overview of risk assessment for tree climber arborists. Journal's Title, Contemporary Engineering Sciences, Vol. 8, 2015, no. 25, 1171 - 1177 HIKARI Ltd, www.m-hikari.com http://dx.doi.org/10.12988/ces2015.56175.
  53. CERRUTO E., MANETTO G., FAILLA S., LONGO D., CARUSO L., SCHILLACI G. (2015), A laboratory test bench to analyse nozzle sprays. Proceedings of International Conference Ragusa SHWA, “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture, Agro-food and Forestry Systems”, 41–48, Failla S. Editor, September 8–11, 2015, Lodi, Italy. ISBN  978-88-941207-0-7, http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11769/73298
  54. SCHILLACI G., CAMILLIERI D., RAPISARDA V., FAILLA S., CARUSO L., ROMANO E. (2015). A review of recent studies on the risk assessment from repetitive movements in agriculture. Proceedings of International Conference Ragusa SHWA, “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture, Agro-food and Forestry Systems”, 22–29, Failla S. Editor, September 8–11, Lodi, Italy ISBN 978-88-941207-0-7
  55. CAMILLIERI D., CARUSO L., CECCHINI M., COLANTONI A., CUTINI M., MONARCA D., ROMANO E., SCHILLACI G. (2015). Evaluation of safety aspects on a machine for nuts harvesting Proceedings of International Conference Ragusa SHWA, “Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture, Agro-food and Forestry Systems”, 41–48, Failla S. Editor, September 8–11, Lodi, Italy. ISBN 978-88-941207-0-7
  56. MONARCA D., CECCHINI M., COLANTONI A., BEDINI R., LONGO L., BESSONE W., CARUSO L., SCHILLACI G. (2016). Evaluation of safety aspects for a small-scale machine for nuts harvesting. MECHTECH 2016 Conference - Mechanization and new technologies for the control and sustainability of agricultural and forestry systems, Alghero, Italy, 29th May-1st June 2016, 32-35. ISBN 979-12-200-1098-6.
  57. PROTO A.R., LONGO L., GAMBELLA F., ZIMBALATTI G., CARUSO L., COLANTONI A., (2016). Energetic characteristics of syngas obtained from gasification of hazelnut prunings. PROCEDIA (Social and Behavioral Sciences – ELSEVIER ScienceDirect), May 2016, presentato al 2nd International Symposium “New Metropolitan Perspectives”, 18-20 maggio Reggio Calabria, Università Mediterranea, Italy.
  58. PROTO A.R., MAZZOCCHI F, COSSIO F., BORTOLINI L., PASCUZZI S., CARUSO L. (2016). A survey on occupational injuries in works on trees in Italy. PROCEDIA (Social and Behavioral Sciences – ELSEVIER ScienceDirect), May 2016, presentato al 2nd International Symposium “New Metropolitan Perspectives”, 18-20 maggio Reggio Calabria, Università Mediterranea, Italy
  59. VITALE E., SCHILLACI G., RAPISARDA V., LONGO D., CARUSO L., ROMANO E. (2018) Submission title: Use of sensor matrix for the risk evaluation of efforts in vineyard pruning. JERG - VOL. 354
  60. FAILLA S., ROMANO E., BISAGLIA C., LONGO D., CIRALDO M.P., CERRUTO E., MANETTO G., CARUSO L., PAPA R., SCHILLACI G. (2018): Performance evaluation of different axial fans configurations. SPISE 7 7th European Workshop on Standardized Procedure for the Inspection of Sprayers in Europe. P. Balsari, H.J. Wehmann. Braunschweig, Germany (DOI): 10.5073/berjki.2018.196.000
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As for the scientific production for issues closely related to ergonomics and safety in studies and proven by the large number of publications made. In particular, in recent years this interest has become highly specific and recognized both by third parties, most notably the INAIL, as specified in producing teaching and also as part of the university department of Belonging - Section Mechanics and Mechanization.

In addition, Dr. Luciano Caruso is co-author of scientific papers that have been presented at national and international conferences, the results of which were often published in professional journals. The experimental research focused on various topics of agricultural mechanization and with reference to the Mediterranean crops, both woody and herbaceous, and protected crops. The research may be submitted by themes:

• Mechanization of farming operations related to citrus and prickly pear;

• Collection of woody plants with reference to hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios;

• Ergonomics, safety and hygiene at work, in relation to the execution of farming operations related to tree cultivation;

• Operations concerning systems and operations of machine milking of cattle and sheep;

• Distribution of pesticides in citrus groves and protected in greenhouses;

• Uses of work and energy of entire process of cultivation of vegetable crops in protected in greenhouses;

• Protection and conservation of soil from erosion by the impoverishment of organic matter;

• Post-harvest operations of various crops, such as the study of the impacts caused by the fruits of orange and prickly pear, during transit in the lines of post-harvest processing, carried out through the use of computerized sensors released in line between the fruits.