Seminar at Washington State University

Join Dr.Kaplan on November 9, 2022 at 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM PST for “Nematode pheromone extracts act as boosters for entomopathogenic nematodes’ efficacy to control agricultural pests in the soil” as part of the WSU Molecular Plant Sciences Seminar Series. She will discuss beneficial nematodes, pheromone extracts, and their impact on controlling agricultural pests!

The seminar will be held on zoom through the Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Program at WSU.

Please contact for the URL.


What can entomopathogenic nematodes do for soil health?

Join the discussion on Sept 14th, 2022 at 2 PM (EST) with Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO of Pheronym, Dr. David Shapiro, Research Leader at USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) SE Fruit and Tree Nut Research Unit in Byron, GA, and Dr. Jacob Parnell, Sr. Agronomist at Biome Makers, as they discuss how entomopathogenic nematodes and their pheromones can provide unforeseen benefits to soil health and cropping systems.

Learn more about:

  • Assessing the efficacy of beneficial nematodes with and without the pheromones.
  • Demonstrating product performance.
  • Measuring the effects of biological ag inputs on the soil microbiome of peach orchards.
  • Soil insight into functionality, hormone production, and stress adaptation.

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Dr. Kaplan is invited speaker at the UC Davis Dept. of Entomology and Nematology Seminar Series

She will be talking about the science behind Pheronym’s technology.

Join us on December 1, at 4:10 PM (Pacific Time) at the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis.

If you can’t make the seminar in person, here is a Zoom link:

Seminar coordinator Shahid Siddique, a nematologist and assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology.

Nematodes in Space: The Final Frontier for Little Worms

by Scott Elliott, ARS Office of Communications, Tellus

Thank you Scott for this great article about beneficial nematodes in Space at the International Space Station (ISS) and great collaboration, Pheronym, USDA-ARS, NanoRacks, and ISS.

In a NASA lab, Fatma Kaplan holds a tray while David Shapiro-Ilan loads glass tubes into it

“Researchers at ARS’s Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Station in Byron, GA, teamed with Pheronym, Inc., a company that specializes in eco-friendly pest control, to send beneficial nematodes, known as entomopathogenic nematodes, to the International Space Station (ISS) to study their ability to function under microgravity conditions.” Keep Reading


Pheronym is presenting at Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit!

Dr. Kaplan is going to be presenting Pheronym’s technology on November 16th in Syracuse, NY!

The 2021 Grow-NY Food & Ag Summit is a two-day event showcasing food and ag innovations that have the power to change the path of our industry. The event brings together the top startups from around the globe to pitch their companies and world-class researchers, experts, and partners to discuss and share insight on the latest trends and innovations.

To know more about Pheronym’s technology, please join us either in person in Syracuse or virtually on November 16th!

Click here to register.

Pheronym in Invest Foresight

By Olga Grinevich

Pheronym is excited to be featured in Invest Foresight, an online business magazine based in Russia!

Pest Control Nematodes

“The farming dream was brought to life by San Francisco-based startup Pheronym. Founded in 2017, the company has developed pheromone solutions that affect the behavior of roundworms.”

“The idea to use pheromones to control worms comes from Fatma Kaplan, Ph.D. in molecular and plant cell biology” Keep Reading