Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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To assist and represent the crop production supply and service industry while promoting the sound stewardship and utilization of agricultural inputs.
Updated Jan 26, 2022

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UI Crop Central Bulletin: 2022 Weed Control Guide Now Available

The 2022 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois contains 232 pages of weed management information, including weed response ratings for corn and soybean herbicides.  Information and recommendations for managing weeds in small grains and forages are included, along with specific information about, and control recommendations for, several problem weed species.  The 2022 Weed Control Guide is available in pdf or print format and can ...more

USEPA Releases Dicamba Summary and FAQ

December 21st, 2021, the USEPA provided a summary of dicamba-related incident, obtained from pesticide registrants, States, the general public, and non-governmental organizations, from the 2021 growing season.  Below in some of the language from the summary:   EPA is committed to helping states address issues related to incidents in their jurisdictions. If a state wishes to further restrict or narrow the over-the-top uses of dicamba, the ...more

IDOA Files Rules for Dicamba on Soybeans in 2022

On December 3rd, 2021, Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) filed rules with the Illinois Secretary of State on dicamba application to soybeans. The restrictions for dicamba use on soybeans filed by IDOA are the same restrictions required in 2021. The rules were published in the Secretary of State's Illinois Register December 17th, 2021.  IDOA provided a press release detailing the ...more

IFCA Winter 2021 Newsletter

Please click the attachment below to read IFCA's winter newsletter.  Stories in this newsletter include:   Illinois Department of Agriculture Files Rules for Use of Dicamba on Soybeans, USEPA Still Mulling Dicamba Decision Spring 2022 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Schools Growers must be certified by April 1, 2022 to handle Anhydrous Ammonia IFCA Veto Session Roundup Exempting COVID Mandates from Healthcare Right of Conscience Act New Congressional ...more

ELDT Webinar Recording

Did you miss the ELDT Webinar? View the Webinar Recording On Tuesday, July 13th, IFCA held a public webinar to address the many calls and in person conversations with our members regarding FMCSA's Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT). In an effort to educate our members, we asked Kevin Duesterhaus from the Illinois Secretary of State and Dan Meyer from FMCSA to discuss the upcoming ...more

UI Bulletin: Fall Field Work Following a Wet October

With several inches of rainfall across the state of Illinois in the month of October, many decisions need to be made regarding any crop left to be harvested, nitrogen applciations and fall tillage.  Click the heading above to read Dr. Nafziger's latest FarmDoc Bulletin to learn more about the factors at play when making these decisions.

UI Bulletin: Notes as Fall Harvest Continues

Click the heading above to be redirected to Dr. Nafziger’s latest bulletin article, highlighting harvest losses, nitrogen application and tillage.

UI Bulletin: Fertilizer Decisions, Fall 2021

Dr. Emerson Nafziger recently posted a new Bulletin titled "Fertilizer Decisions, Fall 2021”.  This written article details the current state of fertilizer prices, the effect this has on the MRTN rate, as well as soil temperatures ahead of the fall anhydrous ammonia season.  

Restricted B Drivers Not Required to Take ELDT

IFCA is pleased to inform our members that Restricted B Drivers will not be required to complete Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT).  Restricted B Drivers are considered restricted/seasonal and therefore not subject to the required training.  Click the heading above for a PDF that shows the issue being covered in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  More information ...more

IDOA Pesticide Registration Tool

Need to check the registration status of a particular pesticide product?  Simply click the title heading to be redirected to the Illinois Department of Agriculture's website.  There you can type in the name of a product into the search feature to view results such as the registration number/status, active ingredients, expiration date, as well as other important information.  

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IFCA's John Rebholz is teaching the #ammonia safety class today at the @AsmarkInstitute Agricenter. Its a full clas…
IFCA's KJ Johnson leads a CEO National Association Panel discussion with Chris Novak with @CropLifeAmerica, Darren…
Dr. Aaron Hager speaks to the IFCA's CCA session this afternoon in Peoria. Dr. Hager's presentation focused on her…
Dr. Andrew Margenot speaking at today IFCA's Convention on "Legacy Phosphate: What is it, and Why Doea It Matter fo…
Alot of talk between ag retailers and farmers regarding corn tar spot during the 2021 growing season. Dr. Damon Smi…


IFCA's John Rebholz is teaching the #Ammonia Technician Course today at the @AsmarkInstitute Asmark Agricenter. Its a full class today with individuals throughout the country attending. #nh3 #nitrogen #anhydrous @AgRetailers @Fertilizer_Inst @FarmersAdviser @croplifemag @AgNews_Otto #Fertilizer
Kevin "KJ" Johnson, President of IFCA leads a CEO National Association Panel discussion with Chris Novak with CropLife, Darren Coppock with ARA & Corey Rosenbusch with TFI. All three panelist's were giving an Outlook on Navigating into the Future for their Association.
Josh Linville is speaking at IFCA's convention this morning on his outlook on the fertilizer markets this upcoming spring.
Anhydrous Ammonia training today at the IFCA Annual Convention & Trade Show. Jason Solberg with IFCA leads off the ammonia safety training this morning.