by Louis Alderson-Bythell, Sam Roots, Greg Orrom Swan, and Tashia Tucker
POM is an agricultural technology that encourages flies to be more efficient pollinators, in scenarios where bee pollination is no longer viable, due to declining bee populations. Flies are already inadvertent pollinators, playing a major role in this within cities, and in total, accounting for about 30% of all pollination. POM works by emitting pheromones from a device to lure groups of flies at timed intervals. With multiple nodes, fly movement patterns can be manipulated so that their behavior can be organized. Giving us the ability to ensure both efficient pollination and fruit harvests in the future.