New paraquat labels will appear starting November 14, 2019 and require anyone who applies the newly labeled products to be certified applicators and also take paraquat label training. Syngenta has prepared an explanation of the new requirement, click on the document below. To access the on-line paraquat training, click on this link: https://campus.extension.org/enrol/index.php?id=1660
We recently mailed our Fall 2019 Newsletter to roughly 1,100 members statewide. The newsletter covers many important topics currently impacting our industry. Regulatory, pesticide and legislative updates are provided within the newsletter, as well as our Chairman's Report and 'Member Spotlight' article. Please click the link below to read.
IFCA awards five $1,000 scholarships to 4-year or junior college students pursuing a career in the agribusiness sector. Click below for the 2019-2020 scholarship application in Word or PDF format. Applications must be returned to IFCA by December 19, 2019.
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"
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has announced a June 20th cut-off date as well as a temperature restriction for dicamba applications on soybean in 2020. Click below to read the IFCA Regulatory Alert, IDOA Official Press Release regarding 2020 Dicamba Restrictions, and IFCA 2019 Dicamba Survey Results.
IFCA initiated and passed legislation in 2019 to remove the registration and license plate requirement for ammonia nurse tanks, fertilizer buggies and floaters/sprayers effective Jan 1, 2020. Please click here to read the full Regulatory Alert.
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).
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
All of the information you need to both understand and use the Illinois MRTN recomendation system are provided in the links directly below.
This includes a new Guide called "Using the Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) System in Illinois" - developed from hundreds of nitrogen rate trials funded by NREC and implemented by IFCA's nutrient team. Also, there is a link providing instructions on how to use the new Illinois Maximum Return to Nitrogen app on Apple Devices. This app makes it easy to determine the recommended N rate for corn in Illinois. Lastly, a new video that features Dr. Emerson Nafziger and others explaining the purpose and importance of the MRTN and the role it plays in modern agriculture.
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.
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.
IFCA has updated the Illinois Dicamba website with the new labels for 2020 and upcoming training dates. The first dicamba training is on December 10th in Mt Vernon, Illinois. Find other dicamba training dates and the new labels here: https://t.co/G5t7n4S16F
#dicamba #Soybean #crop20 #agriculture #Dicambatraining
IFCA is shooting new video for our updated anhydrous ammonia safety training program. Thanks to Asmark Institute, Illinois State Police, FDS and Evergreen FS for their time and equipment to make this video possible.
#Fertilizer #agretailers #agretail #nh3 #ammonia #anhydrous #saftey
December 12 4R Meeting
On December 12, IFCA is hosting our 3rd annual 4R meeting to provide an update on research and policy developments related to nutrient issues in Illinois. The meeting, from 9:00 to 1:30 pm, will be held on December 12 at the Asmark Agricenter in Bloomington and is free to attend. You can pick up 3.5 hours of CEUs in Soil & Water and Nutrient Management. There are some very interesting findings in the latest NREC research projects that reveal a lot more about nutrient loss than we have previously considered, and you can also find out what kind of progress we are making in reducing N and P loads in Illinois river systems. We will also provide a great lunch, so don't miss this event. See the agenda, and simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
IFCA's KJ Johnson is back down in Springfield at the Illinois State Capitol. He give a update on what might be taken up in the last week of veto session.
#ilagriculture #agriculture #ilsenate #ilhouse #illinois