Rantizo Expands into Wisconsin For Agricultural Drone Spraying

Rantizo Expands into Wisconsin For Agricultural Drone Spraying

Iowa City agritech startup Rantizo receives the go ahead from Federal Aviation Administration to provide drone spraying services in Wisconsin, broadening approved operating territory across the Midwest.

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This week, Rantizo became the first company approved for agricultural drone spraying in the state of Wisconsin, as the company continues to pioneer the path for drone based agricultural applications across the Midwest.

“Since announcing our approval for drone spraying in Iowa, just a few weeks ago, the phone has simply not stopped ringing,” stated Rantizo CEO, Michael Ott. “We’ve had requests for cover crop seeding, fungicide applications, even liquid copper sulfate spraying to control moss. We’ve had calls with growers in almost every state in the country at this point,” Ott continued.

With record levels of rainfall this year resulting in delayed planting of corn and soy crops, the approval for Rantizo’s drone based services comes at a crucial time for Midwestern growers needing fungicide and insecticide applications.

“Planting delays due to heavy rainfall caused huge issues across the Midwest this year,” Ott explained. “The last thing farmers need now are delays when it comes to getting in and spraying their fields to protect what they have planted,” he continued. “Rantizo is able to get into a field hours after a rain without running the risk of crop damage or soil compaction. That’s where we can really change the game when it comes to crop spraying and the resulting yield increases for farmers.”

With their latest approval in Wisconsin, Rantizo notes they are quickly gaining momentum throughout the Midwest and plan to continue to expand state by state with partnerships with neighboring Departments of Agriculture.

“Gaining our approval in Iowa first meant that we could not only serve our home state first, but quickly expand into other Midwestern states and perpetuate the regulatory approval process,” cited Director of Operations, Craig Perry. “We are seeing this with our approval into Wisconsin now and will have several other states’ approval in the very near future,” he continued.

With Rantizo’s drone technology, the company claims they will be able to reach more fields in less time bringing opportunity for fruitful harvests to more Midwestern growers than ever before.

“Our drone technology is ready,” Ott said. “Drone spraying for agriculture has been touted as ‘the future of agriculture’ for a long time. The future is now and we are proving that with every state’s approval we acquire,” he finished.

Earlier in July, Rantizo became the first company in the state of Iowa approved for drone based agricultural spraying.

The company has several upcoming demonstrations on the books including in both Janesville, WI and near LaCrosse, WI. This week Rantizo will be flying a demonstration in Monticello, IA, and Hills, IA, and welcomes any and all interested in attending to contact [email protected] for more details.

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