The Illinois Department of Agriculture annually cooperates with various segments of the agrichemical industry to operate a plastic pesticide container-recycling program. This year's schedule runs from 7/17/23 through 8/7/23. For more information on the recycling program schedule, click here. For more information on the program in general, click here to be relocated to IDOA's website, where you can learn about the program. IDOA's press release can be found here.
Click the title heading above to be redirected to pesticidestewardship.org. The website provides several resources that have been reviewed and posted by Pestcide Safety Education Program Coordinators and Specialists from the Cooperative Extension Service, and cover all things pertaining to sound pesticide application.
Need to check the registration status of a particular pesticide product? Simply click the title heading to be redirected to the Illinois Department of Agriculture's website. There you can type in the name of a product into the search feature to view results such as the registration number/status, active ingredients, expiration date, as well as other important information.
Corteva Agriscience has developed a DOT compliance guide that explains the regulations that govern the transportation of Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides. These herbicides are DOT regulated as an "Environmentally Hazardous Substance" and in certain quantities there are marking, placarding, shipping paper and load securement requirements. The DOT guidance document is here. When transporting Enlist containers on your ag retail vehicles, or when offering the containers to farmers, many of the requirements outlined in the guidance document will apply. IFCA thanks Corteva for their outreach and education to help everyone achieve compliance.
Click below for resources on how to comply with the WPS which was initially effective on January 2, 2017 but has been temporarily delayed. This regulation applies to ag retailers who employ handlers of pesticides.
Click the document below for the Part 255 Illinois Department of Agriculture containment regulations for the bulk storage and handling of fertilizers and pesticides for commercial, non-commercial and on-farm facilities.
We've been getting calls asking how the new USEPA rules apply to farmers who own their own minibulks. If this is the case, and the farmer asks you to refill their minibulk, the minibulk must meet all the requirements of the new rule including: it must be a DOT approved package, the tank must be on the registrant's approved list of packages, it must have a unique identification number, contain one-way valves or tamper evident devices, and retesting is required every 2.5 years from date of manufacture. The tank must also be properly labeled for the product it contains. If the farmer brings the tank to you for refilling and the one-way valve or tamper evident devices are not intact, proof that the tank was properly cleaned must be provided by the farmer in writing to the refiller, or the refiller needs to clean the tank before filling it. Remember that minibulks that you use in your custom application business are "service containers" and are not subject to this regulation. USEPA has provided an updated powerpoint presentation that provides a good overview of the rule with commonly asked questions. You ...more
Click on the heading to access the instructions for getting a NPDES pesticide permit from Illinois EPA.
Click the heading above for a chart that explains the difference between a "service container" and a "Portable Refillable Container."