PRECISION AGRICULTURE NEWS
Read through some of the most recent Rantizo features in the news and media here.
You’ll find topics such as precision agriculture, ag technology, drones, cover crops, and more!
Robots swarming and taking over farm fields. Autonomous tractors planting crops with no humans in sight. These futuristic views of technology that surfaced a decade ago may actually be a glimpse of what’s already reality today.
Rantizo, a company that uses drones to spray crops, is bringing technology-based solutions in traditional row crops as well. (…)
Rantizo provides a turnkey opportunity for those interested in developing a drone business for applying products to crop acres.
“We make jumping into drone custom application a quick process,” said Ben Etsinger, sales Manager for Rantizo. (…)
Drone pilots with Rantizo conducted a water trial using a 3 drone swarm at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. Joe Riley, COO at Rantizo, shares why a drone swarm is an efficient way to apply chemistry to fields. (…)
While unmanned aerial vehicles — UAVs, or drones — already have myriad uses on golf courses, these superintendents demonstrated yet another: spraying. Though the technology still isn’t quite ready for prime time, the recent not-so-dry runs showed the potential in remote inputs from above. (…)
We look at two pieces of technology rapidly changing the face of agriculture. First, it’s Michael Ott, the CEO of Rantizo, one of the leaders in agricultural drone technology. Then we visit with Steve Tippery, co-founder of RealmFive, a company with the mission to allow pieces of technology to talk to one another, and that means all kinds of farms may have new opportunities opened to them. (…)
Lance Klessig knows if he builds a soil health outing, they will come. That case was proven earlier this month when nearly 250 people, ranging from five different states, piled onto a farm in Winona County for a field day with multiple demonstrations of cover cropping techniques.
Klessig and the Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District put on the event on Aug. 10 with help from several other organizations, including Unruh Cover Cropping and Rantizo. The field day was held at the farm of father-son farmers and entrepreneurs, Dave and Mike Unruh, who run a custom harvesting business, sell seed and custom plant cover crops and forages. (…)
Precision Points Podcast: Rantizo’s systems approach to drones in agriculture with Michael Ott and Ken Rost
Have you ever had a weed breakout in a field that you couldn’t get to with a sprayer? What about an insect issue or micronutrient deficiency? When a weed patch is too small and too late in the season to justify coming in with a regular field sprayer – it can feel like you’ve run out of options (other than hoeing the field manually). However, in Episode 34 of Precision Points, Rantizo shares how it’s system for drone applications is expanding growers’ management choices by leveraging autonomous drones and easy-to-use software for aerial applications. (…)
In this episode of “Let’s Talk Farm to Fork”, we’re joined by Michael Ott from Rantizo, who we will be talking to about how their drone spraying technology is addressing both farmer and business needs while providing a more accurate and sustainable way of handling field operations. (…)
At a field day near Slater, Iowa, landowners, farmers, and ag experts discuss which tools to implement on the farm that help reduce nitrate leaching. Two options at the edge of fields that address nutrient concerns in surface water runoff are saturated buffers and woodchip bioreactors.
In addition to these edge-of-field practices, cover crops help fix nitrogen in the soil and Rantizo, a drone spraying platform start-up, is equipped to apply cover crop seed with its swarms of drones. (…)
Central Iowa landowner Lee Tesdell implements many conservation practices on his family’s century farm near Slater. A recent field day showcased how he works with Iowa-based Rantizo to seed cover crops with drones.
On Monday, August 23rd, the Center for Rural Affairs, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Polk Soil and Water Conservation District, and Rantizo hosted the “Cover Crops and Saturated Buffers: Teaming Up for Better Water Quality” field day. Tesdell says the event featured a demonstration of drones seeding cover crops, including a multi-species swarm seeding by Rantizo. He runs his farm under a landowner-tenant collaboration with operator Mike Helland. (…)
Farmers in Iowa are using drones to work more efficiently and ultimately save money. Check out how this technology is changing the way farmers work! (…)
There’s a new start-up company making an appearance at the Farm Progress Show that a lot of people are paying attention to.
It’s called Rantizo, and its regional sales manager, Ben Etsinger, met up with WCIA 3’s Stu Ellis to show off some very special drone stuff. (…)