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 May 29, 2017

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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. 

Dicamba Stewardship Poster

Help promote pesticide stewardship on this new crop protection technology by following the "do's and don'ts" in this IFCA poster.  

Lake Vermilion Partners Update

Click below for an update on the status of 4R projects to reduce nitrate levels in the Lake.

Spring Nitrogen Management Webinar & MRTN Updates

Click this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5362271311330994179 or paste it into your brower for a Spring Nitrogen Management Webinar from Dr. Nafziger @ the UI.  The Illinois Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) site has also been updated including a new Illinois map, available at this link:  cnrc.agron.iastate.edu/Maps.aspx.  An April 13, 2017 UI bulletin explaining nitrogen research results in detail is available at http://bulletin.ipm.edu/?p=3854.

Worker Protection Standard - How to Comply

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

New IL Ammonia Rules & Compliance Guide

New rules for anhydrous ammonia facilities are effective July 1, 2016.  Click below for the new rules and a compliance guide from IFCA.

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.  

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Today, we remember the service of those brave military men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending and… https://t.co/K0fU123F2W
Illinois House Taking a Crack at Budget. https://t.co/g4Hznk6Ue1
2017 has been the 5th wettest spring in the Corn Belt since 1895. https://t.co/Rmw9AcMtEO
Here is how the Senate voted on the revenue bill. https://t.co/nBwuEUUKDu

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On this Memorial Day, IFCA would like to thank all the service members that gave the ultimate sacrifice for this great country. Remember, freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces. On this Memorial Day, we remember the service of those brave military men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting our freedoms
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House is holding a public review of a state budget plan.
2017 has been the 5th wettest spring in the Corn Belt since 1895.
Here is how the Senate voted on the revenue bill.

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

Lake Springfield experiencing high nitrates this week; if worried about N loss, talk to your crop adviser with the… https://t.co/IiXwJ5EOOx
NREC research reveals status of nitrogen after rain and cool weather. Do you need to add more or not? Read here https://t.co/LIvTnTCOoh
Corn following cereal rye: IFCA's Jason Solberg applies final N treatment today (NH3) at this NREC research site… https://t.co/CtGuLXr3jy
"It would be premature to predict the loss of fall applied N at this point." See today's nitrogen bulletin from UI: https://t.co/X3Ye87M2ZB
IFCA's Keep it 4R Crop Program plants into differing heights of cover crops this week at @IllinoisNrec research sit… https://t.co/FmhxHSoow9