The Illinois Department of Agriculture has announced a June 20th cut-off date as well as a temperature restriction for dicamba applications on soybean in 2020. Click below to read the IFCA Regulatory Alert, IDOA Official Press Release regarding 2020 Dicamba Restrictions, and IFCA 2019 Dicamba Survey Results.
The new paraquat labels that will come out later this year will require anyone who applies paraquat to be a certified applicator, similar to the requirement on the dicamba soybean labels. The new paraquat labels will also require product specific training, an on-line program will allow applicators to meet that requirement and print a certificate. Paraquat currently in stock should still have the old ...more
IFCA initiated and passed legislation in 2019 to remove the registration and license plate requirement for ammonia nurse tanks, fertilizer buggies and floaters/sprayers effective Jan 1, 2020. Please click here to read the full Regulatory Alert.
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).
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
All of the information you need to both understand and use the Illinois MRTN recomendation system are provided in the links directly below.
This includes a new Guide called "Using the Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) System in Illinois" - developed from hundreds of nitrogen rate trials funded by NREC and implemented by IFCA's nutrient team. Also, there is a link providing instructions on how to use the new Illinois Maximum Return to Nitrogen app on Apple Devices. This app makes it easy to determine the recommended N rate for corn in Illinois. Lastly, a new video that features Dr. Emerson Nafziger and others explaining the purpose and importance of the MRTN and the role it plays in modern agriculture.
A cereal rye cover crop ahead of soybeans is the best way to get started if you are interested in cover crops! View the PDF file below to check out this new step by step guide from NREC, based on successful cover crop management research.
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.
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.
IFCA's Dan Schaefer / Jason Solberg are harvesting beans at Douglas County NREC site. The NREC project is studying broadcast vs deep placement, varying tillage practices, row spacing and cover crops vs no covercrops.
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Illinois farmers using dicamba-tolerant technology face additional restrictions in 2020. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has announced a cutoff date of June 20 and a temperature cutoff of 85 degrees Fahrenheit for dicamba formulations used with the Xtend cropping system.
These new cutoff requirements are in addition to the federal label requirements that apply to Engenia, XtendiMax, FeXapan and Tavium. Illinois is the first state toannounce stricter requirements for the coming year in an attempt to give farmers answers as they purchase seed for next season.
In a news release, IDOA Director John Sullivan said the Department will be forwarding a 24 (c) registration request to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for Illinois specific labels for the use of dicamba on soybeans in 2020 requiring the following additional provisions:
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IFCA would like to thank State Rep. Nathan Reitz for coming down to Gateway FS in Redbud yesterday. We talked about fertilizer, transportation, seed treatments and other issues facing Illinois AG retailers.Thanks again to Gateway FS for hosting and for Rep Reitz for making time in his busy schedule to visit.
There is still time to sign up for the IFCA and IL Dept of Ag Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Class in Bloomington at the Agricenter on October 11, at 9am. Lunch will be provided. This is the last class of the year.
Register here: https://t.co/eQiCWw4yEq
This is a great class for retailers and farmers to get a better understanding of anhydrous ammonia safety.
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Another great legislative tour today! IFCA would like to thank Rep Lance Yednock for visiting Northern Partners in Peru. We talked about river issues, CDL driver shortage, 4R's, anhydrous ammonia and the Illinois business climate.
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