Trellis Growing Systems LLC

2427 S HADLEY RD Array
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $623K
First Award Date 01/01/08
Most Recent Award Date 07/29/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Barnes Richard Barnes 5 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.12
Budget: 07/29/16 - 12/31/16

There is a large demand for high quality, locally-grown hops by craft brewers throughout the U.S. Farmers are increasingly looking at establishing small-scale (1/4 to 5 acres) commercial hop yards to supply this demand. Typically, commercial hop farmers use a high trellis system for large-scale production on 60 acres or more. Their hop yard star...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Shading vegetables and fruits can reduce temperatures resulting in improved fruit set, increase fruit size and quality, and reduce water consumption. Shading materials for reducing light intensity or transmission have been used extensively in the nursery industry as well as with large commercial growers of high value fruits and vegetables for ma...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

Trellis installation is a major expense for establishing new commercial blackberry or raspberry (bramble) plantings. Research by the USDA and universities clearly demonstrates that by developing novel trellis designs and methods of manipulating bramble canes, costs of labor for cane pruning and training and winter injury can be reduced and hand-...

Phase 1 SBIR

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

Trellis installation is a major expense for establishing a new commercial blackberry or raspberry (bramble) planting. There has been significant research by the USDA and universities on developing novel trellis designs and methods of manipulating bramble canes for cutting cost of labor for cane pruning and training, to increase hand-harvest effi...