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!

 

Voices of the Valley Podcast: Dawn of the drones. Spraying, pollination and imaging

Voices of the Valley Podcast: Dawn of the drones. Spraying, pollination and imaging

Why use multiple machines to achieve farm tasks like seeding, crop protection application and spot-spraying imaging when you can just use one? Drones offer a one-stop shop where farmers can achieve many tasks by using only one piece of technology.

In this new episode of Voices of the Valley, Rantizo CEO Michael Ott and Ag-Bee President Briana Layfield break down, step-by-step, how drones are currently being used to improve the farmer’s bottom line and provide an analysis on the future applications of drones…such as pollinating crops. (…)

CropLife: First U.S. T-30 drone approval granted to Iowa-based Rantizo

CropLife: First U.S. T-30 drone approval granted to Iowa-based Rantizo

Precision ag tech company Rantizo has announced that they have become the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of the DJI Agras T-30 drone for agricultural applications.

The announcement comes highly anticipated, as the T-30 drone launched earlier in 2021, but could not be operated due to the FAA regulation only allowing the use of drones 55 pounds and under. With the exemptions received, Rantizo is the first and only company in the U.S. with the necessary approvals to operate the drone on a commercial scale. (…)

Farming The Countryside Podcast

Farming The Countryside Podcast

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. (…)

AgWeek Magazine: Winona County field day shows the hype is real for cover crops

AgWeek Magazine: Winona County field day shows the hype is real for cover crops

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

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. (…)

Let’s Talk Farm to Fork Podcast

Let’s Talk Farm to Fork Podcast

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. (…)

Successful Farming: Use the right tools on your farm to improve water quality

Successful Farming: Use the right tools on your farm to improve water quality

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.​ (…)