On a dirt path through rows of corn, cotton and peanuts in this South Georgia town, a small black unmanned helicopter levitates, then takes off 675 feet into the sky.
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AJC reporter Kelly Yamanouchi has been following the expanding potential for drones beyond military uses. She recently wrote about the possibility of using drones to monitor highway traffic. Today, Yamanouchi writes about their potential to detect disease and other problems in farm fields.