The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) issued a “Frequently Asked Questions” document explaining the details on the use of Xtendimax, Engenia and Tavium for the upcoming 2024 season.  Click here to view IDOA FAQ on Dicamba.

In addition to the requirements of the federally approved labels, all use of pesticides containing dicamba on soybeans in Illinois must comply with the following requirements:

  • A pesticide containing dicamba shall not be applied on soybeans if the air temperature at the field at the time of application is over 85 degrees Fahrenheit or if the National Weather Service’s forecasted high temperature for the nearest available location for the day of application exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Local National Weather Service forecasts are available at
  • Application on soybeans of a pesticide containing dicamba shall not be made after June 12 of each year.
  • Before applying a pesticide containing dicamba on soybeans, the applicator shall consult the FieldWatch sensitive crop registry ( and comply with all associated recordkeeping and label requirements.
  • Application on soybeans of a pesticide containing dicamba shall not be made if the wind is blowing toward, any Illinois Nature Preserves Commission site that is adjacent to the field of application; or an adjacent residential area.

Good recordkeeping on dicamba application is going to be more important than ever this year!  Click here to download record-keeping form for all three dicamba products.  Good records are critical to avoid penalties in misuse investigations.

If you need to find labels, trainings or other resouces on dicamba, please visit IFCA Dicamba page at:

Please contact KJ Johnson at (217) 369-1669 or with any questions.

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About the Author: Kevin KJ Johnson

KJ is the President of the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association. He has been with IFCA since 2013 and has served as President since 2021. He is involved in the management of the IFCA including oversight of regulatory and legislative issues and the development of programs that promote stewardship and safety for the nutrient and agrichemical industry. Before coming to IFCA, he worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Tim Johnson as his agriculture liaison. KJ received a B.A. in Agribusiness and Political Science from Illinois State University. He has served on the Board of Directors for the FieldWatch, The Illinois Seed Trade Association, and Business & Industry Federation of Economic Concern (BIFEC). KJ lives in St, Joseph, IL with his wife Anna and two boys, Kace and Beckett.

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