Environmental Safety Aspects of Agricultural Aviation

Introduction

Like all Americans, aerial applicators are concerned with human health, the environment, security and performing their job in a responsible manner. Pesticides and their timely application play an important role in protecting our environment, particularly with regard to the food and water supply, public health, natural resources, infrastructure and green spaces. The aerial application of pesticides accounts for almost 25 percent of commercial crop protection applications and is often the only and/or most economical method for timely pesticide application.

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