World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, San Francisco

We are honored to be among 15 companies selected to present at WorldAgriTech Showcase session (12-30-1:30 PM), San Francisco,  March 19, 2019.


Come and see us present our exciting technology solution about Nematode pheromones to control pests.

Visit and ask us at the Tech HUB about our new exciting experiment “First Ever Agriculture Biocontrol in Space” at International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory. This experiment has immediate earth applications and contributes to Pheronym’s ongoing product development Nematsim as well as collaborative efforts with the USDA to improve beneficial nematodes’ effectiveness.

Sending Nematodes to Space to Improve Crops on Earth


February 21, 2019

Nematodes will head to the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to help improve insect pest control in crops back on the ground. Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a collaboration with biotechnology startup Pheronym to send nematodes (microscopic roundworms) to the ISS as part of an investigation focused on environmentally friendly agricultural pest control. Keep Reading

To stay up to date on this exciting experiment, follow space worm @AstroNematode on social media (TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn)!

Starship Nematode:

By Sharon Durham

One Tiny Step for a Nematode, One Big Step Toward Sustainable Agriculture in Space

WASHINGTON, DC, February 20, 2019—An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym (Alachua, FL), will send nematodes (small round worms) into space to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission represents a look into the future where food crops will be grown in space. The goal is to develop environmentally friendly methods for space travel that are not harmful to humans. This will be the first biological control experiment in space. The nematode’s send-off, funded by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, hopes to launch to the orbiting platform as early as 2019. Keep Reading



International Space Station Will Host Hard Working Beneficial Nematodes

As A First Step to Sustainable Interstellar Agriculture

Nema the AstroNematode

DAVIS, CA – February 20, 2019 – Pheronym, a bio-ag-tech pest control company, announced today it has received a $100,000 research grant from the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory to conduct agriculture bio-control experiments in space.  The science will focus on Pheronym’s breakthrough nematode bio-remediation technology and determine the impact that space travel has on the ability of beneficial nematodes to effectively manage pest control.  This is the third major grant secured by Pheronym within the last year,  Keep reading.

To learn more about AstroNematode and join the mission,  visit IndieGoGo campaign or

15 start-ups in the spotlight at World Agri-Tech

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit places 15 agtech start-ups in the spotlights.
At the upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco (March 19-20), 15 dynamic international start-ups will take the spotlight. These start-ups will present solutions ranging from soil health, crop optimization, fertilizers, and healthy biotics, to precision irrigation, insect monitoring, off-road automation, AI and digitized farming operations. Keep reading
Pheronym is among them.