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Aerial Application Regulations

Agrichemical Containment Regulations

Click the document below for the Part 255 Illinois Department of Agriculture containment regulations for the bulk storage and handling of fertilizers and pesticides for commercial, non-commercial and on-farm facilities.  

Calculate Pesticide Storage Tank Buoyancy

Details on Dicamba Registrations and Label Changes

Late in the afternoon of October 27, USEPA announced it has issued new registrations for XtendiMax and Engenia, two dicamba products whose labels were cancelled last July 31, 2020.  The Agency also extended the registration for Tavium; therefore, all these labels now expire in 2025.  No news on the registration for FeXapan yet, but registration for this product would be possible since the XtendiMax registration has been approved.  Corteva will likely provide more information on the status of FeXapan.         The main, new points in the product registrations and labels are outlined below, ...

If a Farmer Owns A Minibulk

We've been getting calls asking how the new USEPA rules apply to farmers who own their own minibulks.  If this is the case, and the farmer asks you to refill their minibulk, the minibulk must meet all the requirements of the new rule including:  it must be a DOT approved package, the tank must be on the registrant's approved list of packages, it must have a unique identification number, contain one-way valves or tamper evident devices, and retesting is required every 2.5 years from date of manufacture. The tank must also be properly labeled for the product ...

Illinois Pesticide Act

Click the heading to view the Illinois Pesticide Act.

Illinois Pesticide Act Penalties

This document outlines the penalty process and the various fines for violations of the Illinois Pesticide Act.  

Information on NPDES Pesticide Permit for Application to Water

Click on the heading to access the instructions for getting a NPDES pesticide permit from Illinois EPA.   

Land Application Program Rules (Part 258)

Minibulk Testing

Portable Fillable Containers or Service Containers?

Click the heading above for a chart that explains the difference between a "service container" and a "Portable Refillable Container."

Worker Protection Standard - How to Comply

Click below for resources on how to comply with the WPS which was initially effective on January 2, 2017 but has been temporarily delayed.  This regulation applies to ag retailers who employ handlers of pesticides.  

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