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.

Legislative Updates

Updated Feb 20, 2017

Staying In The Know

Items of Interest

Regulatory Alert

In The News

Dicamba Stewardship Poster

Help promote pesticide stewardship on this new crop protection technology by following the "do's and don'ts" in this IFCA poster.  

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.  

Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Video For Farmers

This video is designed to provide farmers with safety information related to handling, transportation, application, first aid and emergency response as it pertains to anhydrous ammonia.

Upcoming Events

IFCA Twitter

Southern IL farmers nutrient research needs will be focus of 3/15/2017 forum sponsored by NREC/SIU in Carbondale.
IFCA's Dan Schaefer talks targeted nutrient applications and its popularity with farmers.
A European court has a chance to weigh whether biased science can justify a costly chemical ban(neonic).
Scott Pruitt confirmed for EPA's top spot.
Illinois farmer takes steps for nutrient stewardship. @4R nutrients @CHSShipman


Forum will feature information relevant to farmers in southern part of the state, which has unique nutrient-management challenges.
A European court has a chance to weigh whether biased science can justify a costly chemical ban, says Matt Ridley in The Wall Street Journal.
Fertilizer applicators are becoming a more common sight in Illinois in growing cornfields.

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

4R Update! NREC research compares fall ammonia with and without N-Serve; UI recommends N-Serve on early ammonia:
It's February but feels like Spring! Protect your early spring applied ammonia with N-Serve, here's why:
Did late applied nitrogen in 2016--did it pay off? Find out here from NREC funded on-farm research
University of IL and IFCA develop Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) for Lake Springfield watershed. Coming soon to the MRTN calculator!
How did Illinois' 2016 corn crop respond to nitrogen? See Update from UI