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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MAGIE 2022

August 24-25, 2022

 

McLean County Fairgrounds

1106 Interstate Drive
Bloomington, IL
 
 
 
 
Updated Aug 13, 2022

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University of Illinois farmdoc: Latest Illinois Crops Update (7/15/2022)

Click the heading above to be redirected to UofI's latest Illinois Crops Update, covering weeds, crop stress, rainfall and disease.

University of Illinois Crop Central: Weed Control in Wheat Stubble Fields

Click the heading above to be redirected to Dr. Aaron Hager's latest Crop Central Update, which details options available to farmers for controlling weeds present in wheat stubble fields.

University of Illinois farmdoc: 7/8/2022 Illinois Crops Update

Click the heading above to be redirected to UofI's latest bulletin article, Illinois Crops Update 7/1/2022, featuring updates from seven different crop educators and specialists from the Univeristy of Illinois.

University of Illinois farmdoc: 7/1/2022 Illinois Crops Update

Click the heading above to be redirected to UofI's latest bulletin article, Illinois Crops Update 7/1/2022, featuring updates from crop educators and specialists from the Univeristy of Illinois.

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

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Instructors Greg Yoder & Gary Cornell lead the 4-day Asmark Applicator Training Course this week at the Agricenter… https://t.co/rKhOszY2QL
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Instructors Greg Yoder & Gary Cornell lead the 4-day Asmark Applicator Training Course this week at the Agricenter Applicator Training Facility.
Technology brings constant change to our industry. Tradition keeps us grounded and respectful of our past. These two aspects of life — tradition and technology — can be viewed as conflicting unless you attend MAGIE Show. https://www.croplife.com/iron/magie-where-tradition-meets-technology-in-the-custom-application-industry/
IFCA is working with the Illinois Soybean Association and Illini FS to put on a "Advanced Cover Crop Management Workshop" today in Urbana. A great group of crop advisors are here to learn more about cover crops.
IFCA's John Rebholz has a full house for his #anhydrous #ammonia technician course at the Asmark Institute Agricenter. If you would like to learn more about the class, go here: https://www.asmark.org/TrainingCourses/ammonia-technician-course.php