Drones proposed for agricultural use
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:51:03 GMT —
Drones have been a hot topic on the political scene recently and now the planes may be used for agricultural benefit.
Georgia leaders are working to develop a drone that can save a farmer's time and resources during the growing season.
The devices will be used to survey crops.
"We can put an infra-red camera on and fly over the crops and look at weak spots there. So then you can go in and identify whether it's a virus that you have or a fungus or an insect problem things like that," said Don Kohler, Executive Director of the Georgia Peanut Commission.
Lawmakers are working to get FAA approval on the use of drones for this purpose.