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.

4R Field Day

Tuesday, October 23 - Auburn, IL

On Tuesday, October 23 IFCA is hosting a 4R Field Day in Auburn, Illinois. The agenda includes the latest nutrient research outcomes from the 2018 season, an update from the City of Springfield on the health of Lake Springfield and water quality, and an in-field demonstration of fall fertility and tillage recommendations.

There is no cost to attend the event.
To RSVP, please email jeanp@ifca.com or call our office at 309.827.2774

The event runs from 8:30 to 2:00 pm with lunch included, and CEU credits in nutrient management and soil and water.

 
 
 

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Updated Oct 16, 2018

Staying In The Know

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In The News

Two Nutrient Education Events Coming Up

There are two upcoming events this month that will give you an insight into nutrient management and crop response in 2018 and considerations to make for the 2019 crop.  With impressive yields in many parts of the state and challenges in other areas, staying up to date on what the NREC funded on-farm trials are telling us is important.  Good ...more

New Guide on the Illinois MRTN!

Hundreds of nitrogen rate trials funded by NREC and implemented by IFCA's nutrient team have resulted in a new Guide called "Using the Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) System in Illinois."  Download it here and learn how to get optimum agronomic and economic results from your nitrogen investment!  For printed copies, please contact IFCA or NREC.  

IFCA 2018 Dicamba Survey Report

The results of the 2018 IFCA Dicamba Survey are available in the report below.  

Uniform Carrier Registration

Click below for a fact sheet on the Uniform Carrier Registration Requirement for Interstate Commercial Motor Vehicles.  

NREC Cover Crop Guidance Document

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.  

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. 

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.  

Upcoming Events

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Illinois Soil Temperatures

 
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IFCA Twitter

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Its still not to late to sign up for the Illinois 4R Field Day on Oct 23, in Auburn. Learn about nitrogen research and 4R Metrics. Lunch is included. RSVP to 309827-2774. #agriculture #CoverCrops #ILNLRS #4R #fertilizer
With night temps dropping into the 30's, are you thinking about getting started on fall ammonia application soon? IFCA offers these fall ammonia nutrient stewardship guidelines here: https://t.co/w9NKDY6HAI #4R #fertilizer #fallammoina #Harvest18
IFCA wants to thank Senator Rose for stopping by Van Horn in Cerro Gordo today. We talked about issues facing ag retailers, crop protection products, and nutrient issues. Thanks to Van Horn for hosting. #friendofag #Fertilizer #agriculture #agretail #ag
Happy Global Fertilizer Day! #DYK, fertilizer account for 50% of global food production. Farmers couldn't produce the bountiful crop we have in Illinois without fertilizer. #fertilizerday #TFIFertilizerDay #Fertilizer #4R #ag #anhydrous #agretail #agriculture
IFCA would like to thank the McLean County Chamber for bringing their Ag Leadership group to the Asmark Agricenter & Applicator Center. While there, they were able to get into a RoGator and learn about ammonia and grain safety. #agriculture #ag #aginputs #Fertilizer #ammonia #ammoniatraining #nh3

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

With night temps dropping into the 30's, are you thinking about getting started on fall ammonia application soon?… https://t.co/6fWjZskr1n
What nitrogen rate should you use next year for corn? Download the new Illinois Nitrogen Guide published by NREC.… https://t.co/0R5xxPaXmB
Honing in on optimum N rates for IL farmers and water quality is what NREC research is facilitating today near Beme… https://t.co/cjgA7CgdJF
IFCA partners with Agrible to capture ag retailer progress in implementing the 4Rs on Illinois acres. Read about i… https://t.co/ppHOnMRwXg
IFCA's Keep it 4R Crop Program Supports Cover Crop Research in Illinois....see IFCA's Jason Solberg taking biomass… https://t.co/dSp4qLfgDh