Section 6: Storage of Seed Treatment Products and Treated Seeds

Summary: Instructions for the proper storage of seed treatment products and treated seeds can be found on the pesticide label and treated seed tag. Proper storage of these products and seeds is a key component to a comprehensive stewardship plan.

  1. Seed Treatment Product Storage:
    1. Follow product label instructions for storage and container disposal requirements.
    2. Pesticides should be stored in a secure facility.
    3. Use local and state regulations for facility construction requirements and notification for emergency response purposes.
    4. The facility should be well ventilated and equipped for adequate containment of seed treatment products in event of spills/leakage of containers.
    5. Appropriate documentation, including MSDS, should be readily available for all seed treatment products and/or other chemicals held in storage.
    6. Pesticides must be kept out of the reach of children, livestock, wildlife, and unauthorized persons.
  2. Treated Seed Storage:
    1. Treated seeds should be kept in a secure storage facility with restricted access.
    2. The facility should be well ventilated/air-conditioned and protected from direct sunlight and rain/snow.
    3. The facility should have adequate lighting, ventilation, and temperature control.
    4. Treated seed must be kept out of the reach of children, livestock, wildlife, and unauthorized persons.