Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Scrutiny on Pesticide Application Increases

As of yesterday, the IL Dept of Ag has received 6 formal pesticide misuse complaints.  These are complaints which IDA will investigate.  Although this number is relatively low, the number of phone calls to IDA has increased substantially within the last few days.  In most cases callers are just relaying concerns or asking questions even in instances where the applicator is following label directions.  As the busy spray season continues, please be aware that scrutiny of pesticide applications is at a high level.  Regarding pesticide use, please review again the stewardship recommendations posted on our website at  If you have questions about pesticide stewardship or the IL Pesticide Act, please contact KJ Johnson at 217-369-1669 or