Bug Scout 1978
Store Herbicides Properly to Maintain Strength
(Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University)
Remember you always said it's important to store pesticides properly!
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November 4, 1978

Make sure you follow label directions in storing pesticides for the winter.  Proper storage may be necessary to maintain effectiveness of the pesticides.  This is especially true for formulations that decompose during freezing.  In addition, you know the shelf-life of the product before using it next year.

Some products, when used at labeled rates, do not provide effective control following storage for more than a year.  For the same reason, carefully check "special deals" on carryover products from your pesticide dealer.

Always properly mark and lock your pesticide storage area.  Most pesticide problems are accidents that can be prevented.  Remember that when storing your pesticides, 'tis better to be safe than sorry.

by Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University

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