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.
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2019 NH3 SAFETY SCHOOLS

September 9th thru October 11th

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Updated Jul 18, 2019

Staying In The Know

Items of Interest

Regulatory Alert

In The News

Dicamba Application Extended to July 15

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

Managing Nutrients in Spring 2019

A summary of corn response to N rates in 2018 is posted below.  On March 1, 2019 Dr. Nafziger (UI  Emeritus Professor) provided guidance on managing nitrogen in spring 2019.  You can download the slides from the presentation below, or click here to listen to the recorded webinar:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8955969006796323841 (you can listen and self-report 1 CEU NM).  

Illinois MRTN Guide, Apple App and Video Below

Uniform Carrier Registration

NREC Cover Crop Guidance Document

Applicator Training Course

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.   http://farmweeknow.com/story-agrichemical-industry-sets-safety-bar-high-new-applicators-5-161200    

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. 

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.  

Upcoming Events

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IFCA's KJ Johnson is in DC this week taking to members of congress about important issues facing #agretailers in IL… https://t.co/pqTyfggebn
IFCA's KJ Johnson is out in DC today for the State Agribusiness Association Summer Legislative Fly-In. IFCA would… https://t.co/Z1IzI9N85l
Who is ready to play some golf? Please mark your calendars for IFCA's golf outings. This year's golf outings are J… https://t.co/H65mpCW7gT
IFCA KJ Johnson attended the U of I Weed Science Field Day today in Urbana. U of I is doing lots of great research… https://t.co/Ir0iYOkZNG
Happy 4th of July from everyone at Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association. #Fertilizer #agretailershttps://t.co/f60zsGYbya

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IFCA's KJ Johnson is in DC this week taking to members of congress about important issues facing ag retailers in Illinois . Most of the talks have been about USMCA, trade with China, Gene Editing and CFATS.
IFCA's KJ Johnson is out in DC this week for the State Agribusiness Association Summer Legislative Fly-In. IFCA would like to thank Ag Retailers Association, American Seed Trade Association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Croplife America and The Fertilizer Institute for giving the group an update on all the issues for ag retailers. #Fertilizer #agretail
Who is ready to play some golf? Please mark your calendars for IFCA's golf outings. This year's golf outings are July 23, in Spring Valley at Spring Creek and July 30th in Windsor at Fox Prairie. Go here for more details: https://t.co/qiQt1VUjBd. See everyone on July 23 & 30th!
IFCA KJ Johnson attended the U of I Weed Science Field Day today in Urbana. U of I is doing lots of great research on what is and isn't working on weed control in corn and soybeans. #weeds #agretailers #agretail #agnews #agtwitter #modernag #pesticides @ACESIllinois @UIWeedSci https://t.co/kQ5SK61owx
Happy 4th of July from everyone at Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association. #Fertilizer #agretailers #agretail #agnews #agtwitter #modernag

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

Ready to sidedress late planted corn? Get fresh advice on N source and rate from UI in this June 7 Bulletin: https://t.co/zIlop76INg
Timely and optimistic recommendations on tillage, planting and fertility management for Illinois farmers and crop a… https://t.co/MYXSgSFOXA
Get updated Illinois N rate recommendations on your smartphone. Type "MRTN Rate Calculator" in the Apple Store. H… https://t.co/xv1MAaxCoy
Nitrate levels are elevated in Central Illinois lakes. This resource from UI and the updated N Calculator provides… https://t.co/LuuLyqv1H5
IFCA congratulates Dan Schaefer, our Director of Nutrient Stewardship, who was named Champaign County IL Farm Leade… https://t.co/zIbYkcNgVc