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.