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 Jan 26, 2020

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Illinois Dicamba Labels 2020

Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council

Paraquat Label Changes & Training Requirements

New paraquat labels will appear starting November 14, 2019 and require anyone who applies the newly labeled products to be certified applicators and also take paraquat label training.  Syngenta has prepared an explanation of the new requirement, click on the document below.  To access the on-line paraquat training, click on this link: https://campus.extension.org/enrol/index.php?id=1660

Fall 2019 IFCA Newsletter

We recently mailed our Fall 2019 Newsletter to roughly 1,100 members statewide. The newsletter covers many important topics currently impacting our industry. Regulatory, pesticide and legislative updates are provided within the newsletter, as well as our Chairman's Report and 'Member Spotlight' article. Please click the link below to read.

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

Applicator Training Course

The Applicator Training Course is up and running in Bloomington, IL.  Asmark in collaboration with AGCO developed the course for new applicators with less than five years’ experience.  Click here to see a video of the obstacle course along with information on registering for the course.   http://farmweeknow.com/story-agrichemical-industry-sets-safety-bar-high-new-applicators-5-161200    

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. 

Restricted CDL For Transporting Ammonia Nurse Tanks

Click below for the application form to the IL Sec of State to obtain a restricted CDL for transporting ammonia nurse tanks.  

Upcoming Events

Illinois Soil Temperatures

  Today we are featuring yesterday's 4 inch bare soil temps at noon.  
WARM map displaying temperature data throughout the state (also see table below)

IFCA Twitter

Daren Coppock with Ag Retailers Association addresses the #IFCAConvention2020 about issues that ag retailers are fa… https://t.co/H9Fh3ce10N
Kristi Jones from the Illinois Department of Ag gives a update on what is going at the department. #agretailershttps://t.co/eqlmDl5hwc
President Jean Payne opens thd IFCA annual meeting at the #IFCAConvention2020. #agretailers #Fertilizer #agretail https://t.co/WiefnLftZP
Brian Bothast with #OSHA speaking at the #IFCA regularly workshop. His talk was on "Slips, Trips & Falls Standards… https://t.co/vN915ZeQAp
IFCA / AG-SOLVE PAC has a lot of great live and silent auction items this year. The live auction start tomorrow at… https://t.co/Mzlqbx6Ntk

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Daren Coppock with Ag Retailers Association addresses the #IFCAConvention2020 about issues that ag retailers are facing on Capitol Hill in 2020. #Fertilizer #agretailers #agretail #IFCA
Kristi Jones from the Illinois Department of Ag gives a update on what is going at the department. #agretailers #Fertilizer #agretail #IFCA #IFCAConvention2020 @ILAgriculture
President Jean Payne opens thd IFCA annual meeting at the #IFCAConvention2020. #agretailers #Fertilizer #agretail
Brian Bothast with #OSHA speaking at the #IFCA regularly workshop. His talk was on "Slips, Trips & Falls Standards & Enforcement Emphasis. #IFCAConvention2020 #agretailers #agretail
IFCA / AG-SOLVE PAC has a lot of great live and silent auction items this year. The live auction start tomorrow at 3:30 on the trade room floor. Thanks for all the companies that gave.

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

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
Timely and optimistic recommendations on tillage, planting and fertility management for Illinois farmers and crop a… https://t.co/MYXSgSFOXA
Get updated Illinois N rate recommendations on your smartphone. Type "MRTN Rate Calculator" in the Apple Store. H… https://t.co/xv1MAaxCoy