Grow-NY Startups Pioneer Food and Ag Innovations

Cornell Chronicle - Urbanism Next

From fully autonomous berry harvesters to plant-based lupini bean protein bars, the startups competing for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition are bringing revolutionary innovations to the market.

Ten of this year’s finalists have connections to the Cornell community, including: Pheronym (Davis, California): Advised by Pam Marrone ‘78, former staff and Board of Trustees member, Pheronym is using pheromones to control the behavior and development of microscopic roundworms called nematodes, offering a nontoxic path for farmers as they transition away from conventional pesticides.

A Summit Showcase with services for startups and awards ceremony will be held Nov. 16-17 at the Syracuse Oncenter, and available to stream virtually. Keep Reading


Pheronym is Grow-NY Finalist!

We are excited to share that Pheronym has been selected as a finalist in the unprecedented food and agriculture competition, Grow-NY! The competition received more than 330 applications from 32 countries, and we are beyond thrilled to be in the top 20. Our journey now begins with preparing our final pitch that we’ll present at the virtual Summit on November 16-17, 2021.

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