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!

 

Des Moines Business Record: ‘Business as Usual’ No More

Des Moines Business Record: ‘Business as Usual’ No More

When a major league sports facility contacted Rantizo, an Iowa City-based agtech startup providing drone spraying for fields, CEO and co-founder Michael Ott hadn’t yet considered how his company could provide COVID-19 related services. But spraying down a large venue with sanitizing agents, instead of agricultural agents, seemed to match perfectly. (…)

Spudman: FAA approves drone swarms in step towards automated spraying use

Spudman: FAA approves drone swarms in step towards automated spraying use

Rantizo announced this week that they are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide. This waiver allows for the safe operation of three autonomous drone sprayers by a single pilot and one visual observer.

“Our vision is to Fly & Apply on large areas with autonomous drone sprayers, so swarming is a critical component,” said Rantizo CEO Michael Ott through a press release. (…)

Clay & Milk: Rantizo receives FAA approval to operate drone swarms

Clay & Milk: Rantizo receives FAA approval to operate drone swarms

Iowa City-based startup Rantizo has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide.

With this approval, Rantizo is now able to operate in rural areas up to the field border and will not be limited to a specific geographic area. The company also says that its drone application productivity will increase to ~40 acres per hour, nearly tripling the current rate of 14 acres per hour. In tandem with a soon-to-be-released Mix & Fill auto-tendering station, Rantizo productivity is expected to reach around 60 acres per hour before the end of the summer. (…)

AgPro: Rantizo receives swarm application approval, first company to do so

AgPro: Rantizo receives swarm application approval, first company to do so

Paul Revere said, one if by land, two if by sea, but now startup Rantizo has received swarm approval for up to three. That’s three drones for aerial applications of crop protection or seed products.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Rantizo a waiver for multiple unmanned aerial vehicle operation with one pilot and one visual observer. (…)

Farm Progress: Maximizing drone coverage with a swarm

Farm Progress: Maximizing drone coverage with a swarm

The unmanned aerial vehicle can be a versatile machine providing sky high views of farms. For the folks at Rantizo, the drone has always been seen as an efficient application tool. The challenge for the company was boost productivity to get more acres covered per hour, yet a single airship has limits. What about multiple airships at once flying in a swarm?

That’s the answer and after a lot of work with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Rantizo has gained permits to operate legally with drone swarms in rural areas in the lower 48.(…)

FANSIDED: Drones may be what lets baseball fans back into the ballpark

FANSIDED: Drones may be what lets baseball fans back into the ballpark

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across the country, ballparks stand empty as large public gatherings have been forbidden. Even when Major League Baseball returns to the field next month, it will be in spectator-less stadiums. The loss of revenue from ticket sales, concessions, and parking is going to be a significant financial hit to ballclubs and precipitated the long, drawn-out negotiations between MLB and the Players Association that only ended on Tuesday.

Rantizo an agricultural-spraying company based out of Iowa City, Iowa, has a solution to help baseball clubs do that as efficiently, quickly and cheaply as possible. Their plan is to use drones to spray chemicals that kill COVID-19.(…)

Ag Professional: Rantizo expands drone application network for 2020 season

Ag Professional: Rantizo expands drone application network for 2020 season

Startup Rantizo has launched its applicator network with licensed, insured, trained, and certified Application Services Contractors. The company says these contractors will be located from California to Pennsylvania and can provide application services for herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, granular fertilizers or cover crop seeds. (…)

The Dipatch-Argus: Rantizo takes the lead in ag drone industry

The Dipatch-Argus: Rantizo takes the lead in ag drone industry

Rantizo — a relatively new player in the drone industry — is upping the game with its crop spraying technologies and bringing competition to the traditional aerial application business. Installing its custom plumbing package onto DJI Agras Mg-1P drones, Rantizo has shirked the spot treatment status quo, reaching full field capabilities with one drone covering 14 acres an hour. And they aren’t done yet. (…)