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Coordinated Production and Marketing System for Flowering Orchid Plants

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62069
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00611
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pacific Paradise Orchids
15-1400 Auina Rd. Pahoa, HI 96778
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Coordinated Production and Marketing System for Flowering Orchid Plants
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-14946
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

Potted orchids has a wholesale value of $107 million and is the second-ranked flowering-plant in the U.S. The major problem for Hawaii producers is distance from market and high air transportation costs of tall plants. This proposal seeks to address this problem through an innovative coordinated production and marketing system. By developing new technology to control orchid plant height, coordinated with adding value through new plant forms and packaging that addresses transportation costs and needs of buyers, this innovative system directly addresses the problem of distance to market. Technologically controlled forms of orchid plants to specific height parameters will result in lower shipping costs and innovative plant products, which, combined with value-added packaging will result in long-term competitiveness of Hawaii growers in overseas markets, and sustain one of Hawaii's most promising specialty crop industries.

Principal Investigator:

Neal Okimoto
8089659299
orchid@aloha.net

Business Contact:

Moriyasu Akatsuka
President
8089678234
amoriyasu@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pacific Paradise Orchids
15-1400 Auina Rd. Pahoa, HI 96778

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No