Oops just realized I froze some chemicals over the winter

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by thelawnkid, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. thelawnkid

    thelawnkid LawnSite Member
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    Was diggin around the garage and looked at my cabinet and realized I forgot to bring som stuff in the house last fall :hammerhead:. Im sre it froze with how cold it got this year. Any chance that it is still ok. I froze 2.5 gals of surge, 3/4 of 992, half gal of escalade 2, half gal of battleship 3, pint of quincept, small amount of dis quart or speedzonemiss and about a pint of bifenethrin. Think it is all trashed?
  2. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No. What makes you think it would be.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    No. I've actually had mixed solution that as still effective the following year. Sometimes, it does some strange things - lightens in color and/or becomes cloudy...it still works though.
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see your Escalade 2 and Battleship 3, but I'll sink your Carrier 4 :)
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not familiar with any of those products as I don't do applications, but I did use to be a chemist. In general cold storage is better than hot storage. They shouldn't have degraded chemically, but you may find that some liquids will stratify into layers after freezing because the different fractions have different freezing points. If this happens, mix well and see if they recombine.
  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    I had frozen gly, simazine, image, and carbaryl. After it thawed out, I shook the crap out of it to remix.... I left about a gallon of mixed trimec992 in a backpack sprayer. Not enough to explode the tank but enough to turn to ice. After it thawed I used it around the house and it still killed the broadleaf.
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Storing lawn chemicals in your house isn't a great idea either. I think they should be fine.
  8. Shegardi

    Shegardi LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 198

    Never had any problems with thawing and remixing herbicides, but I did have some bifenthrin freeze a couple years ago and it did not work
  9. Victorh

    Victorh LawnSite Member
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    "Read the LABEL" it says on most labels what to do in the "storage" sectin of the label if the produc is stored below freezing.
  10. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    Labels are made by guys in offices. It's real hand experience that counts IMO. We had liquid Dimension that froze, and was over 5 years old. Still worked fine.

    I see your battleship & your carrier, and I will sink both of them with my heavy cruisers & PT boats. (T3000) :usflag::usflag:

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