IFCA has been working with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the registrants, UI and the farm organizations on proactive measures to ensure successful dicamba application in 2019, and to reduce the number of misuse complaints. That is vital to the future use of this product in Illinois. IDA Director John Sullivan, who addressed the dicamba issue at the IFCA convention last month, shared his thoughts on the matter this week in this interview with Farmweek: https://farmweeknow.com/story-sullivan-idoa-announce-new-dicamba-restriction-5-186480
As our members know, IFCA took a position in August 2018 supporting a cut-off date for application and other measures to protect sensitive crops. IFCA also has a good relationship with the Illinois environmental groups who are also engaged in this issue in Illinois. It is the goal of IFCA to ensure stewardship, public trust in the use of these technologies and co-existence. We will keep you posted if or when any official changes are made in the Illinois dicamba labels. If you have questions please contact Jean Payne.