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!

 

Venues Now: Drones offer aerial assault on virus

In the effort to help live event venues shuttered by the novel coronavirus move toward reopening, companies are floating a new weapon for the front lines: drones. ​

Rantizo’s drones, which use GPS that enables autonomous flights after initial mapping and radar for collision avoidance, can fly in darkness and disinfect a 10,000-seat venue in about 90 minutes, a 40,000-seat stadium in five hours and a typical NFL-size stadium in a day, he said. (…)

The Gazette: Rantizo uses drones to expand from crop spraying to stadium sanitizing

The Gazette: Rantizo uses drones to expand from crop spraying to stadium sanitizing

An Iowa City company that employs drones to spray crops is offering the same technology to sanitize open areas and seating in stadiums and other sports facilities.

Rantizo is the first company licensed and approved for drone-based agricultural spraying in multiple states. The company plans to roll out its stadium spraying services nationwide within the next week. (…)

Clay & Milk: Rantizo is using drone technology to sanitize stadiums

Clay & Milk: Rantizo is using drone technology to sanitize stadiums

Agtech company Rantizo is preparing to use its drone spraying technology in new ways this spring.

The Iowa City based startup has began partnerships with several large venues for sanitization efforts. The efforts will utilize Rantizo’s drone spraying platform to sanitize open areas and seating for the return of spectator events that have been closed for several weeks as a result of COVID-19. (…)

Future of Ag Podcast: Episode #200

We made it to episode 200! Drones have become a sort of symbol for modern ag technology whether over-hyped or legitimate. Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo, proves that there is little room to be a drone skeptic anymore. Rantizo uses drones with a (…)

Farm Progress: Sony Collaborates with Agricultural Tech Firms

The name is familiar, but the setting is not. The company that brought you Trinitron televisions and the Walkman may now be bringing you highly accurate stand counts this spring. That’s the news the company delivered recently with its announcement that its Smart Agriculture Solution (…)
News Release: Rantizo response to NAAA letter

News Release: Rantizo response to NAAA letter

On January 16, 2020, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) wrote an open letter to The Honorable Andrew Wheeler, current Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency. The letter contained several factual inaccuracies, as well as several assertions that were either made with no basis in fact or presented with no evidence.

This is the response from Rantizo.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie: Meet Rantizo-Drone Spraying for Agriculture

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie: Meet Rantizo-Drone Spraying for Agriculture

I was in the Media Room at the Iowa Power Farming Show and asked around about new technology and adaptations for agriculture and I was told I should check out Rantizo who came to showcase their new drone spraying device.

Working the booth for Rantizo was David Pieper the Director of Sales for the Iowa City based company. We sat down to talk crop spraying and drone usage. Gotta love technology.

Western Farmer Stockman: Putting ag tech tools to work

Western Farmer Stockman: Putting ag tech tools to work

The promise of agricultural technology looms large for farmers. The rise of upstream startup companies with investors including the likes of Google, Verizon and major ag companies including Bayer, offers the potential for a range of benefits. But what might that look like for the future? Four firms got together in 2019 and conducted a test to find out.

Taranis, an image capture and analysis firm, teamed with drone application startup Rantizo to precision-apply products from Phytobiotics North America on test strips run by Continuum Ag LLC.

Commercial Drone Professional: AgTech companies collaborate to increase yields

Commercial Drone Professional: AgTech companies collaborate to increase yields

Four agricultural technology (AgTech) companies have announced the results of a trial in the US whereby they collaboratively implemented drone-based technologies to diagnose a field issue, prescribed a solution, delivered a targeted treatment, and verified an effective end-to-end system.

The companies involved were Taranis, Phytobiotics North America, Continuum Ag and Rantizo. Trials were conducted on six of Continuum Ag’s 50×250 foot soybean plots near Ainsworth, Iowa.