This Code of Practice was developed following topdressing sector meetings held at Armidale, NSW, 31 January 2001 and 31 January 2002, and wide consultation with industry members.  The Code was formally adopted by members of the Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia at the Association’s Annual General Meeting held on 19 Jun 2002.

This Code of Practice has been adopted by the Aerial Application Association as a means of promoting the professionalism of the aerial topdressing industry and high standards of application.  This is a voluntary Code of Practice to which individual aerial operators must commit themselves and their businesses and operations in writing to the AAAA.

Our mission is to ensure aerial topdressing is a sustainable industry that meets its environmental responsibilities and provides a reliable and efficient service for farmers, based on the professionalism of pilots and operators, well maintained equipment and the pursuit of industry best practice.

Download a copy of the Growsafe Code.  Also available is The AAAA Safer Airstrip Guide which provides you with useful information to start planning your own safe airstrip, but please discuss requirements with your local aerial applicator as a first step.

Growsafe Topdress code

Safer Strips Brochure 2012