Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
Supply · Service · Stewardship
To assist and represent the crop production supply and service industry while promoting the sound stewardship and utilization of agricultural inputs.

Thank you kindly to our 2021 Member Sponsors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Updated Jun 18, 2021

Staying In The Know

Items of Interest

Regulatory Alert

In The News

IDOA Updates Dicamba "Frequently Asked Questions" Document

The Illinois Department of Agriculture issued a "Frequently Asked Questions" document detailing the specific requirments, both old and new, regarding the use of Xtendimax, Engenia and Tavium OTT on soybean for the upcoming 2021 season.  Click the title heading to view this document.

Dicamba: Illinois Nature Preserves Commission Sites

Click the heading above to be redirected to IDNR's webpage, which displays the nature preserves commission sites.  Applications of dicamba OTT to soybean cannot be made if the wind is blowing towards an adjacent field that is considered a nature preserves commision site.

IDOA Pesticide Registration Tool

Need to check the registration status of a particular pesticide product?  Simply click the title heading to be redirected to the Illinois Department of Agriculture's website.  There you can type in the name of a product into the search feature to view results such as the registration number/status, active ingredients, expiration date, as well as other important information.  

CEU Opportunities for Crop Advisors

One of the impacts of canceled conferences, shows, field days, and meetings has been the shortage of CEU opportunities for Crop Advisors. If you are a Certified Crop Advisor in need of CEU's, or just interested in attending online conferences or webinars providing information impacting our industry, we encourage you to go through the document below that contains information and ...more

Final Rules on Farmer NH3 Training Published

New rules in Illinois require farmers or those working on their behalf to be certified in order to transport, apply or work on ammonia equipment.  The rules, frequently asked questions and qualifcations for trainers are below.  Contact IFCA with questions.    

IL Dicamba 24a Label Requirements for 2021

Pesticide Training & Testing (On-Line and In-Person Testing)

The UI and IDA are offering on-line training and testing, with the opportunity for some in-person testing.  Click on the heading above to be directed to the UI's Pesticide Training & Testing website for more information about training/testing opportunities.  

Getting Nitrogen Right Spring Webinar

IFCA Winter 2021 Newsletter

Vaccine Rollout for 1B Essential Workers - Steps to Follow

IFCA has been in contact with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) regarding the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to ag essential workers.  Ag essential workers are in Phase 1B of the state's plan.  IEMA informed IFCA that Phase 1B for essential workers will begin on January 25th.    Based on our conversations with IEMA, IFCA recommends you take these ...more

COVID Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

With the rollout of the COVID vaccines, the Illinois Department of Public Health created a "Frequently Asked Questions" document.  Within the document you will find answers to questions regarding vaccine availability, requirements/mandates, safety, and other common questions.  Please click the PDF below to learn more.

Illinois MRTN Guide, Apple App and Video Below

NH3 Safety Checklist for Growers

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has an informative checklist for growers to serve as a reminder to keep safety in mind when handling anhydrous ammonia.

Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council

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

Upcoming Events

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IFCA is looking forward to seeing everyone on August 25th and 26th in Bloomington, IL at this year’s 40th MAGIE sho… https://t.co/IjMGs1Jy3Q
The #MAGIEShow2021 will happen August 25-26 in Bloomington, IL! This year’s MAGIE also marks a special occasion fo… https://t.co/MQiJnUl6N2
IFCA would like to thank @CongressmanGT for coming to the Midwest to learn more about Illinois agriculture. He vist… https://t.co/Q4EQhyVPPl
Watch IFCA's KJ Johnson give his 2021 legislative recap of the spring session in Springfield.… https://t.co/mX7TgCxdlY
The video below shows the different N rate applications being made by a cooperator who is now hosting his 8th strai… https://t.co/0M3gfPNgRy

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