Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC)

AICC aims to maintain professional standards, to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information and to reinforce the independence of its members. AICC members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and the advice they deliver is truly independent with no commercial bias or commission derived from product sales. Our membership prides itself on being at the forefront of technical excellence. On farm advice is comprehensive varying from core crop protection, crop nutrition, environmental issues, cultivations and strategic planning.

Company details

Agriculture Place, Drayton Farm, East Meon, Petersfield , Hampshire , England GU32 1PN United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Crop Cultivation
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:


Established in 1981

Aims and objectives
AICC is the largest group of independent crop consultants in Europe and aims to continue to enhance its professional recognition throughout the agricultural industry, promote the interests of its members and encourage all truly independent crop consultants to become members.

The Directory lists the areas of agronomy advice given by our members and also their other specialisms which give an indication of the broad range of skills on offer to clients. Further information can be sought from the AICC Head Office.

Mission statement
The professional body for independent crop consultants supporting its members in their training and professional needs. Further enhance the awareness of the technical expertise of the truly independent crop consultant.


The Association
The AICC was founded in 1981 to provide a professional organisation for the truly independent crop consultant. The Association sets a minimum standard of technical expertise for all its members. This includes the monitoring of the CPD programmes required to practise as advisors in both crop protection and fertilizer sections. All Full members are members of the BASIS professional Register and are bound by a strictly enforced code of conduct.

The AICC is governed by a Council of Management who are Directors of AICC elected from amongst its Full members and there are also Corporate, Associate, Junior, Retired and Honorary members. Apart from providing national representation to the industry, the Association has a regional structure with seven regions in England and one in Scotland.

Training is staged nationally and regionally. Members benefit from a high level of networking opportunity and AICC provides an effective R & D knowledge transfer platform. Members also benefit from corporate discount schemes.

AICC provides comprehensive regional trials for its members. This valued information gives members results pertaining to the efficacy of new molecules ahead of market launch, insight into varities and other agronomy fators. Information is only available to AICC members and has been running since 2000 and recently significantly expanded.

Annual Conference
AICC stages industry recognised unique 3 day national technical conference for its members and invities from the industry. 80% of members attend from all regions.

AICC agronomists are well aware that it is the grower’s choice as to whether he chooses to buy his advice or not.  A core of exclusively independent, not linked to sales and bespoke technical advice backed by independent research exists and represents not only exceedingly good value but is underpinned by truly up to date agronomic practice.

AICC champions causes on behalf of its members and is encouraging a more collaborative approach to protect the chemistry we currently have but at the same time embrace the cultural and more innovative technologies that are rapidly developing to support agronomists and their farmers in the future.