Innovation is part of every farmer’s DNA. With ever-evolving challenges, including weather, soil health, changing customer food preferences, success in agriculture means paying attention to today while planning for tomorrow.
No one understands this more than Brian Antle president of PlantTape – a fully automated transplanting system using tape. Looking for ways to improve the growing process, Brian was intrigued by an amazing innovation. “The technology was created in Spain in the early 2000s,” he says. “Our parent company, Tanimura & Antle, is a third-generation, family and employee-owned company started by my grandfather. We acquired the PlantTape technology in 2014 and brought it to the United States for further development, spending three years growing it on our ranches to establish the practices needed for this new type of growing. After 35,000 acres of growing, we were finally ready to share, so in 2017 we launched PlantTape and now we’re selling it all around the world.”
Our parent company, Tanimura & Antle, is a third-generation, family and employee-owned company started by my grandfather.