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herbicides that have froze.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by chefdrp, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    I have a client that has some 3-way that he had in the garage that isn't heated. my question is, is it still ok after it has prob. been frozen? I live in a very cold area. Near Buffalo NY.
  2. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    Usually herbicides should be stored at temps above 40 degrees.
    If they freeze they will often congeal or just not work as well.

    Put a small amount in some water. If it doesn't turn to soup, go ahead and use it. It may just not work as well or at all. If not,
    ask your disposal service if they have a place to dispose of this
    kind of product. Usually they do.
  3. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    herbicides like 3-way would not be affected by excessive temps, cold or hot. Usually, the label will have very clean tempurature storage conditions indicated.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    some things freeze and seperate so be carefull where u might use it
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    From our experience

    The results are unpredictable. It can be used, it will work, not consistent.
  6. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    For some reason GLAN, when I read your post, my mind gave your words a Yoda like voice.

    I know I am showing my age by posting that, but it made me laugh and I thought I should share.
  7. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Wow Yoda!! That little guy is my favorite..............;)

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