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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Updated Sep 30, 2020

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On-Line Fall Ammonia Safety Training

IFCA Summer 2020 Newsletter

NH3 Safety Checklist for Growers

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has an informative checklist for growers to serve as a reminder to keep safety in mind when handling anhydrous ammonia.

Paraquat Label Changes & Training Requirements

Paraquat labels in 2020 require anyone who "uses" or applies the products to be certified applicators and also take paraquat label training.  Syngenta explains the requirement in the document below.  To access the on-line paraquat training program, click on the title of this story.  To learn more about classroom training options see the document below.  

Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council

New Version of Cover Crop Guide

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"

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

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

Illinois MRTN Guide, Apple App and Video Below

Uniform Carrier Registration

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. 

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Did you know......The US fertilizer industry generates 54,420 retailer jobs, from selling fertilizer to agronomic advice to custom blending and application, directly to farmers. #fertilizerjobs #agretail #agretailers
In a long-awaited announcement, the EU Monday stated it would approve Bayer’s #XtendFlex soybeans. These multi-biotech traited soybeans feature tolerance to #glyphosate, #dicamba and #glufosinate. https://t.co/pIHesBA8dV
Did you know......The US fertilizer industry creates 32,662 manufacturing jobs through the #mining of phosphorus and potassium from natural deposits. #fertilizerjobs #agretail #agretailers #agriculture
Results from the 2020 nitrogen rate trials pictured below in both Warren and Sangamon County will help update the nitrogen rate calculator for the state of Illinois. #IllinoisNREC #4R #agretailers #Fertilizer
Dicamba Decision Time for EPA: What's on the Table? EPA has a big to-do list when it comes to new dicamba herbicide registrations for 2021. Story here: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/crops/article/2020/09/24/dicamba-decision-time-epa-table

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

Stay in Place, but read the latest nitrogen management and rate recommendations from UI here:… https://t.co/UlfooSpSPU
Join us March 20 at 9 am CST for a Spring Nitrogen webinar. 1 CEU in NM for those who participate. This webinar i… https://t.co/q2cBv4oKg3
The risk of phosphorus loss from fields increases when P is applied to frozen or snow-covered soils. The graph her… https://t.co/uKUGNVvcUV
Wondering about the timing of fall applied nitrogen? Today Dr. Nafziger at the University of Illinois published a… https://t.co/9e7yYxDKGd
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