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.
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Updated Aug 7, 2020

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2020 IFCA GOLF OUTINGS

IFCA Summer 2020 Newsletter

2020 IDA Pesticide Container Recycling Schedule

IL Dept of Ag FAQ on Dicamba Use 6 10 2020

Spring Nitrogen Webinar

NH3 Safety Checklist for Growers

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has an informative checklist for growers to serve as a reminder to keep safety in mind when handling anhydrous ammonia.

Paraquat Label Changes & Training Requirements

Paraquat labels in 2020 require anyone who "uses" or applies the products to be certified applicators and also take paraquat label training.  Syngenta explains the requirement in the document below.  To access the on-line paraquat training program, click on the title of this story.  To learn more about classroom training options see the document below.  

Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council

New Version of Cover Crop Guide

NREC recently updated its Cover Crop Guide, including more guidance based on research performed on Illinois farms.  Please click on the link provided to read over the new version of the cover crop guide, "Considering Cover Crops? - Let this guide be your guide to success"

New Law Removes License Plates on Fertilizer Trailers, Floaters on Jan 1, 2020

New IL Ammonia Rules & Compliance Guide

There are several important compliance requirements for Illinois ammonia facilities and nurse tanks that go into effect on December 31, 2020. Click below to view the NH3 Rules Compliance Guide or to download the regulations (8 IL Adm Code Part 215).

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

On November 2015 USEPA revised the worker protection standards to implement more protection for agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. Most of the revised WPS standards became effective on January 2018.  The WPS requires commercial pesticide handler employers to provide specific information and protections to workers, handlers when WPS-labeled pesticide products are used on agricultural establishments in the production of agricultural plants.  Additional resources on Worker ...more

Illinois MRTN Guide, Apple App and Video Below

Uniform Carrier Registration

NTIP Markings for Anhydrous Ammonia Nurse Tanks

There may be some confusion on markings on nurse tanks that are enrolled into the NTIP program.  The DOT-SP 13554 is no longer required as a marking on the side of the nurse tanks.  Click below for examples of current markings that are acceptable and markings that would be considered a violation. 

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US House Passes WRDA. A bill passed by the House Wednesday would provide $8.6 billion for federal water infrastru… https://t.co/shAkKUXcXI
Mysterious #seed packages from #China sprout questions, concerns. People across the nation are getting some strang… https://t.co/FNQvp58IPQ
Side by side #nitrogen rate trials in the lake Springfield watershed. #Corn after corn and corn after #bean. Anothe… https://t.co/MBHkRYcxrC
CFATS Legislation Reauthorized. Following action by the Senate and the House of Representatives passed legislatio… https://t.co/2jjqhzfiCO
Enlist Duo Ruling. Ninth Circuit Ruling Upholds Enlist Duo Registration. The Court of Appeals for the US Ninth Circ… https://t.co/d7oZlRnt20

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US House Passes WRDA. A bill passed by the House Wednesday would provide $8.6 billion for federal water infrastructure projects. The WRDA authorizes projects by the Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen locks / dams and improve inland waterway system. https://t.co/0nvVO7QACs
Mysterious #seed packages from #China sprout questions, concerns. People across the nation are getting some strange mail. They are opening their mailboxes to find small packets labeled as jewelry, but instead contain seeds. Read more here: https://bit.ly/332J2cx
Side by side #nitrogen rate trials in the lake Springfield watershed. #Corn after corn and corn after #bean. Another year of feeding the Nitrogen Rate Calculator. #agresearch #agtwitter #Fertilizer #agretailers #4R
CFATS Legislation Reauthorized. Following action by the Senate, the House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing the DHS CFATS program for three years, which was set to expire on July 23, 2020. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2WQRd7L
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today denied a petition to vacate the registration of Corteva Agriscience's Enlist Duo herbicide, a 2,4-D-choline and glyphosate premix designed for use over 2,4-D-tolerant Enlist crops. The court ruled that EPA only needed to fix one oversight with the Enlist Duo registration regarding the herbicide's risk to monarch butterflies. The herbicide's registration will remain intact in the meantime. https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/crops/article/2020/07/22/ninth-circuit-court-ruling-upholds?referrer=twitter#.XxiQ3_I5Gcs.twitter

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

Stay in Place, but read the latest nitrogen management and rate recommendations from UI here:… https://t.co/UlfooSpSPU
Join us March 20 at 9 am CST for a Spring Nitrogen webinar. 1 CEU in NM for those who participate. This webinar i… https://t.co/q2cBv4oKg3
The risk of phosphorus loss from fields increases when P is applied to frozen or snow-covered soils. The graph her… https://t.co/uKUGNVvcUV
Wondering about the timing of fall applied nitrogen? Today Dr. Nafziger at the University of Illinois published a… https://t.co/9e7yYxDKGd
Ready to sidedress late planted corn? Get fresh advice on N source and rate from UI in this June 7 Bulletin: https://t.co/zIlop76INg