Rantizo has deployed its fleet of DJI Agras drones into Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. Farmers and agricultural firms in the company’s service area are impressed, Ott says, with the capability of spraying 14 acres per hour.

“We can apply where things are needed — liquid insecticides, fungicides and herbicides, and solid cover crop seed, granular fertilizers, and pollen-beneficial insects,” Ott says.