Training Nematodes

By Tim Hammerich,  Podcaster/Writer/Speaker at “Future of Agriculture”
Imagine a farmer with a tank of solution full of microscopic worms that have been “triggered” to be especially hungry for an insect host. That farmer releases those hungry microscopic worms to kill the pests that want to eat his or her crop.

No, this isn’t science fiction. It’s nematology.  Keep reading

Innovation awards celebrate cutting-edge technology

By   – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal November 1, 2018

Honorees at the 2018 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards.

Picked from more than 100 applicants in eight categories, the companies were judged and selected by a panel of dozens of entrepreneurs, technologists, technology executives and financiers. For Food & Agribusiness, the top pick was Pheronym, which is developing pheromones for agricultural pest control. Keep Reading


Mentoring Pheronym

to bring the world’s first nematode pheromones to the market

They say “It takes a village to raise a child”. The same is true for startups. It takes the whole business ecosystem to make a startup succeed; incubators, accelerators, marketing, law firms, advisory/mentorship programs, and more. Accelerators and incubators provided us with infrastructure, funding, and mentorship. As we have been developing the world’s first nematode pheromones for pest control, we learned that you can never have enough mentors. Keep reading