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Legislative Update: March 2022

Miss the March Legislative Update Webinar?

View the Webinar Recording

On Wednesday, March 30th, IFCA’s KJ Johnson hosted an online seminar on many issues IFCA is working on for its membership. IFCA provided an update to members on current legislation that impacts our industry and legislation that IFCA is actively working on in Washington D.C. and Springfield. KJ also gave an update on the entry level driving training program which are affecting all IFCA members.


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Updated Jul 2, 2022

Staying In The Know

Items of Interest

Regulatory Alert

In The News

Updated Dicamba Guidance Document

If you are applying dicamba to soybean this year, we encourage you to click the attached dicamba guidance document below. The updated guidance document lists the additional requirements, details issues with recordkeeping , and provides several resources.

IFCA’s Best Management Practices (BMP) to Reduce Spray Drift This Spring Season

Spray drift accounts for most of all misuse pesticide cases investigated by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Drift can never be eliminated; however, it can be minimized if pesticides are applied under favorable weather conditions and by adopting proven drift reduction strategies.  Drift reduction strategies include: Always read and follow label directions.   Use nozzles that produce coarser droplets when applying pesticides on ...more

UI Crop Central Bulletin: Spring Nitrogen Management

Click the heading above to be redirected to Dr. Nafziger's most recent farmdoc article, Spring Nitrogen Management, that addresses ways to efficienctly manage N this spring with elevated fertilizer prices.

New Nitrogen Rate Trial Protocol

The link below details the new nitrogen rate trial protocol developed by Dr. Nafiger for trials within Illinois. The plan involves easier to implement, low-cost trials to produce more data that will help build more confidence in the MRTN. If you know of anyone interested in participating, please reach out to Dan Schaefer, dan@ifca.com or 217-202-5173.

Understanding the New ELDT Requirements

IFCA has receieved many questions regarding the new ELDT requirements that recently went into effect. IFCA understands the impact this new requirement has on our industry and our members, and has created a document addressing many of the topics where confusion still exists. Click on the document below, reach out to the IFCA office or contact KJ Johnson at kj@ifca.com with any ...more

ELDT Webinar Recording

Miss the ELDT Webinar? View the Webinar Recording On Tuesday, July 13th, IFCA held a public webinar to address the many calls and in person conversations with our members regarding FMCSA's Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT). In an effort to educate our members, we asked Kevin Duesterhaus from the Illinois Secretary of State and Dan Meyer from FMCSA to discuss the upcoming ELDT requirement. ...more

Mandatory Annual Dicamba Training

Prior to applying dicamba over the top of soybeans this year, applicators in Illinois must once again complete the required annual dicamba label training.  Please click the heading to be redirected to our dicamba webpage where you will find links to the Engenia, Xtend, and Tavium online trainings.  All trainings have been updated for the 2022 season.  Completing any ...more

UI Crop Central Bulletin: 2022 Weed Control Guide Now Available

The 2022 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois contains 232 pages of weed management information, including weed response ratings for corn and soybean herbicides.  Information and recommendations for managing weeds in small grains and forages are included, along with specific information about, and control recommendations for, several problem weed species.  The 2022 Weed Control Guide is available in pdf or print format and can ...more

USEPA Releases Dicamba Summary and FAQ

December 21st, 2021, the USEPA provided a summary of dicamba-related incident, obtained from pesticide registrants, States, the general public, and non-governmental organizations, from the 2021 growing season.  Below in some of the language from the summary:   EPA is committed to helping states address issues related to incidents in their jurisdictions. If a state wishes to further restrict or narrow the over-the-top uses of dicamba, the ...more

IDOA Files Rules for Dicamba on Soybeans in 2022

On December 3rd, 2021, Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) filed rules with the Illinois Secretary of State on dicamba application to soybeans. The restrictions for dicamba use on soybeans filed by IDOA are the same restrictions required in 2021. The rules were published in the Secretary of State's Illinois Register December 17th, 2021.  IDOA provided a press release detailing the ...more

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