The First Agricultural Biocontrol Experiment in Space.
We got to know the passionate researchers at Pheronym and the USDA, who never imagined they’d be doing their agriculture research in space — the very first of its kind.
This fascinating experiment aims to pave the way for us to use organic pest-control in space and improve our agricultural practices on Earth.
“Nematodes are little roundworms… they only attack insects, so they’re natural biopesticides. We use them in organic approaches in lieu of chemical pesticides so they’re safe to the environment…”
Interview with Dr. Kaplan at Pheronym and Dr. Shapiro-Ilan at USDA, Listen to Audio