Environmental Policy

NAAA works to educate policymakers and affect congressional and federal agency decisions to ensure federal environmental and vector control policies pertaining to pesticide use take into account the best available science, professional techniques and modern application technologies used by the aerial application industry, as well as the benefits aerial application provides agriculture and the environment. These benefits include efficient and precise applications of agricultural inputs, often to areas inaccessible to ground application; prevention of topsoil compaction and crop damage by spraying above the crop canopy; and yield enhancement through pest control on food, feed and fiber crops on fewer acres of land. This allows for the preservation of large areas of sensitive and bio-diverse ecosystems.