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© 1994, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


This NebGuide summarizes Nebraska regulations on the proper storage of bulk liquid pesticides and fertilizers.

Significant quantities of agricultural chemicals -- both fertilizers and pesticides -- are used annually in Nebraska. Bulk supplies of these chemicals are stored for varying lengths of time by individual producers, chemical dealers, and custom applicators. Spills or potential leakage from storage tanks for liquid fertilizers and pesticides pose a major threat to the integrity of Nebraska's ground and surface water resources. Nebraska has a vital interest in protecting these resources and has made provisions to do so under the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act.