Overwintering pesticides in your machine shed this season comes with costlier risks amidst skyrocketing prices. Most farmers at this point have likely stored leftover 2022 pesticide products or have already bought and stored their needed 2023 supplies. This could equate to tens of thousands of dollars sitting in a producer’s shed for months.

Here are four ways to properly store pesticides:

1. Don’t overlook the label. Many pesticides have different storage requirements, particularly when it comes to whether or not they can freeze.
2. Use the old pesticide products first. Understanding active ingredient stability and product quality specifications is critical to not wasting a drop.
3. Assess your adjuvants. They may lose efficacy the longer they sit.
4. Get agitated. Some products may separate in their containers so it’s important to shake them appropriately come spring.

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