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!

 

Ag Web: Dual purpose drones for agriculture

Ag Web: Dual purpose drones for agriculture

At the 2020 Farm Journal Field Days in-person event in Jesup, Iowa, attendees got an up close look at the latest technology in drones used for agricultural applications. 

Startup Rantizo is the first and only company to gain legal approval for swarm applications of drones in ag, and the team was on-hand with their machines to demonstrate both aerial spraying and aerial seeding. (…)

AgriTalk Radio: September 10, 2020

AgriTalk Radio: September 10, 2020

Michael Ott is the CEO and founder of Rantizo. He was at Farm Journal Field Days presenting his product of using drones for various applications on crops. He joins us today to talk about this operation. (…)

AgProfessional: Drones take two paths to demonstrate ROI in agriculture

AgProfessional: Drones take two paths to demonstrate ROI in agriculture

You can categorize drone use in agricultural into two buckets—for imagery and for application.

“Drones aren’t toys—they are tools,” says Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo. 

Rantizo just received approval for swarming—up to three drones in a single field for application. Swaming Rantizo drones can apply up to 40 acres an hour. 

“Previously, our typical jobs were 5 to 30 acre fields, but with swarming, we’ll see much larger fields—80 to 200 acre jobs,” Ott says. (…)

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. (…)