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 Sep 22, 2019

Staying In The Know

Items of Interest

Regulatory Alert

In The News

New Law Removes License Plates on Fertilizer Trailers, Floaters on Jan 1, 2020

Dicamba Application Prohibited After July 15

Pesticide Container Recycling

IDA is again coordinating the annual pesticide container recycling program.  They will accept clean, triple rinsed containers and will also accept clean, cut-up minibulk containers.  BUT you must call IDA ahead of time if you plan to take minibulk containers to the collection sites.  Please contact Rick Severns at IDA at 217-558-4074 to inform him of what type and how ...more

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

IFCA Twitter

IFCA would like to thank Rep @JeffKeicher for visiting CHS in Sycamore today. We talked to him about water quality,… https://t.co/C3McU0lGjU
IFCA KJ Johnson attended the 20th anniversary of U of I's Farmdoc luncheon today0. Farmdoc is a online information… https://t.co/fgEhfaqD3S
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was delaying plans to impose an additional 5 percent duty on $250… https://t.co/BqnSpD1lJK
Another good class in Galesburg for the IFCA / IDOA anhydrous ammonia safety school. The class is in Springfield to… https://t.co/sOHa0NRq8m
IFCA would like to thank Rep Windhorst for coming down to Tri-County Fertilizer in Eldorado this morning. Had a goo… https://t.co/I9Vq5u9INF

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IFCA would like to thank Rep Jeff Keicher for visiting CHS in Sycamore today. We talked to him about water quality, the 4R's, seed treatments and the Illinois business climate. #fertilizer #agretailers #agretail #friendofag
IFCA KJ Johnson attended the 20th anniversary of U of I's Farmdoc luncheon today0. Farmdoc is a online information systems specifically for agriculture. Farmdoc has been helping farmers and AG retailers make economic decisions for the last 20 years.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was delaying plans to impose an additional 5 percent duty on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods until Oct. 15, or two weeks later than now scheduled. Story Here: shorturl.at/joxJO #trade #agriculture #fertilizer #agnews
Another good class in Galesburg for the IFCA / IDOA anhydrous ammonia safety school. The class is in Springfield tomorrow and Charleston on Friday. The Fertilizer Institute #Agriculture #agretail #agretailers #Fertilizer #nh3 #nitrogen #anhydrous #ammonia
IFCA would like to thank Rep. Windhorst for coming to Tri-County Fertilizer in Eldorado this morning. Had a good discussion with him regarding anhydrous ammonia, crop protection products and the Illinois business climate. #Fertilizer #friendofag #Fertilizer #friendofag State Representative Patrick Windhorst

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