Our research was featured in the summer edition of the New York Fruit Quarterly. The article summarizes the first two years of data collected in Michigan with an emphasis on canopy cooling and pest management. You can access archived NYFQ issues at:¬†http://www.nyshs.org/fq.php
Alberto Dorigoni, a pomology researcher, discussed the solid-set canopy delivery system at an experimental farm in Italy. Teams in France and Protugal are also working on SSCDS. The Italian¬†system was built with input from Art Agnello from Cornell.
We’ve just released our year two newsletter. This provides an overview of our accomplishments through the 2012-2013 year of the project. We will release one more newsletter in 2015 that provides an overview of all project activities. Download the newsletter here: https://canopydelivery.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2013_SCRI-Report.pdf
We’ve completed a full color report on our first year activities. 2012 was a year full of challenges but our team has fabricated test systems in all three project states and has made some interesting findings. The report can be downloaded here as a .pdf. You will need a pdf reader such as Adobe Reader… Continue Reading Year 1 Report!
The MSU team will be hosting a field day demonstration on October 3 at the Clarksville Horticultural Experiment Station. Come see our prototype system in action! Project personnel will be on hand to answer questions. Open Attendance: Registration is not required! When: 9AM-12PM Wednesday, October 3 2012 Where:MSU Clarksville Horticultural Experiment Station, 9302 Portland Road,… Continue Reading 2012 MSU Solid Set Canopy Delivery Field Day!
The Capital Press ran a feature story on our project. Our project was featured as a centerpiece of the 2012 WSU sunrise orchard field day. Team members from both WSU, MSU, Trickl-eze, Cal Poly, and Usable knowledge were present to answer grower questions about key aspects of the system. The WSU sunrise research orchard includes… Continue Reading Press Coverage of WSU’s Sunrise Field Day
4 June 2012 – A solid set canopy delivery (SSCD) system was demonstrated¬†to about 150 participants¬†at Washington State University’s annual Cherry Field Day in Prosser. ¬†Growers had an opportunity to see and comment on an experimental setup that will be used to compare a novel fixed application system vs. standard airblast application technology. ¬†Research at… Continue Reading Solid Set Canopy Delivery System Demonstrated in Prosser WA
http://youtu.be/iMC-LuLynfE In 2007, Drs. Agnello and Landers from Cornell University designed, established and studied the idea of a solid set canopy delivery system in apples.¬† This system applied all pest management control for the season.¬† They observed no differences in pest control when compared to a standard airblast sprayer.¬† The current SSCD grant is working… Continue Reading “Proof of Concept”: SSCD in action
Simple concept: Use the concept of an irrigation system‚Äîone main pipe close to the orchard floor with sprinklers (or emitters) evenly spaced to apply water, fertilizers and herbicides.¬† Twist: install similar systems higher in the canopy and attached to existing trellis wire to apply water, pesticides, and nutrients that will cover the canopy. The complexities:… Continue Reading SSCD Concept and Complexities