As we enter the 2024 season here in IL, Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association (IFCA) wants to remind all members that the restrictions for dicamba use on soybeans by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) are the same restrictions required in 2023. Dicamba label training is still required every year prior to applying dicamba over-the-top of soybeans. You can complete any one of the three trainings for dicamba application to soybeans no matter which dicamba product you plan on using. Below you will find a list of dicamba trainings to choose from:  




 Below you will find the restrictions in addition to the USEPA federal label: 

  • 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 12th 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. 

 IFCA receives many calls regarding the importance of recordkeeping. IFCA stresses that you fill out all questions on the recordkeeping forms below. Failure to complete the entire form can lead to monetary fines following pesticide complaints. 

EngeniaRecordkeeping Form 

XtendimaxRecordkeeping Form 

TaviumRecordkeeping Form 

For additional information on dicamba restrictions in Illinois, please visit IFCA’s dicamba training website. 


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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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