Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Updated Misuse Pesticide Numbers

The Illinois Department of Agriculture reports that since January 2022, there have been one hundred complaints filed with IDA for alleged pesticide misuse. Of those, eighty-two are ag related with four being specifically dicamba related. The total number of complaints are higher than last year; in 2021 at this time there were eighty-three complaints filed with sixty-five being ag related and five related to dicamba. In 2020 at this time there were sixty-nine complaints filed with fifty-seven being ag related and five related to dicamba.
As we are in the heart of post spray application season, please take all precautions and follow all labels including supplemental pesticide labels for the products, document your application carefully. If you have any last-minute questions about pesticide stewardship, please call IFCA. Use FieldWatch to identify sensitive specialty crops in your area and remember that our pesticide enforcement system is complaint driven, so effective communication is key to avoid misunderstandings and mistakes.