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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!

 

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. (…)

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 (…)