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!
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. (…)
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. (…)
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. (…)
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, brought to you by Trimble, Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo shares some background on the ag tech company and how they are looking to grow their network of drone service and work closely with precision farming dealers who already have established relationships with farm customers. (…)
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. (…)