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SSCDS 2017 Field Season has begun!

It is that time of year again. We have lots of exciting work that is being conducted this season. Make sure to check back often to see all the new data and information that we are generating.

SSCDS Student Engineer Team Wins First Prize at MSU Design Day!!

The final SSCDS concept developed by the SSCDS Mechanical Engineering team was awarded first prize in the Mechanical Engineering section of MSU Design Day! Our engineering team was up against projects ranging from home appliances to automotive¬†systems. You can read more about MSU Design Day in the 2015 program which can be downloaded here:¬† The… Continue Reading SSCDS Student Engineer Team Wins First Prize at MSU Design Day!!

Progress from SSCDS M.E. Team

The MSU Mechanical Engineering student team have come up with an initial concept for reducing the volume of material needed to fill the SSCDS system. Their solution is to separate the liquid delivery from the air delivery. Liquid enters the SSCDS reservoirs at the base of the canister while air enters from the top. A… Continue Reading Progress from SSCDS M.E. Team

Engineering Students Begin Working on Improved SSCDS

Five MSU Mechanical Engineering students (Mark Taylor, Tyler Finses, Michael Hilk, Scott Burek, Dylan Etheridge) have taken on improving SSCDS material handling efficiency as their capstone project. The task the students are faced with is to reduce the amount of “waste” material used by the system to carry agrichemicals to the spray nozzles. The basic… Continue Reading Engineering Students Begin Working on Improved SSCDS

SSCDS Featured in New York Fruit Quarterly

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:

SSCDS Featured on National Public Radio

NPR ran a story on utiilizing solid set canopy delivery for mist cooling of Michigan orchard crops. Dr. Jim Flore and Dr. Matt Grieshop were interviewed as part of this story. You can read about it and listen to the program at:

SSCD at MSU Clarksville Station

Here is a short video of the MSU prototype SSCD in action at the Clarksville Research Station. The video was produced and edited by Ron Perry, Professor of Horticulture.