2018: Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Specialty Crop Block Grant Award

A team of scientists from University of Florida (UF) and Pheronym partnered for a grant proposal titled “Nematode-resistant pepper varieties for Florida

Project Director is Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi, Professor of Horticulture at UF and Co-project Directors are Dr. Donald Dickson, Professor of Nematology at UF and Dr. Fatma Kaplan, Pheronym Inc. We are very excited to be a part of this great team.

2017: USDA-SBIR Phase I award

“The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high-quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits.” – USDA Small Business Innovation Grant Program

SBIR awards are competitive grants with a funding rate of 14% of the applications. Pheronym’s “Leveraging Nematode Signals to Enhance Entomopathogenic Nematode Efficacy for Pest Control” is part of that 14%.