Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids

64-5131 White Road
Kamuela, HI 96743

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 2
Total Value of Awards $337K
First Award Date 01/01/06
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/08

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Phillips Cassandra B. Phillips 2 Message

2 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

Hawaii orchid growers, of which there are more than 70, face increasing competition from mega-nurseries in California and Florida as well as from producers in Taiwan, Thailand, and Holland. The business model among Hawaii growers tends to small, family operated concerns, by choice and tradition. A single orchid nursery in Salinas, Calif., is lar...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

In Hawaii, commonly used, expensively imported organic orchid growth media -- bark and coir -- quickly break down, inviting pathogens, pests and other problems for commercial orchid growers, who are striving to stay competitive amid global expansion in the orchid industry. Also, as an island state with extraordinary environmental attributes, Haw...