Purdue has published a new guide for helping farmers to choose the correct types of steel tanks for storing pesticides and fertilizers.
A team of university and industry experts wrote steel Tanks for Storing and Transporting Pesticides and Fertilizers (PPP-105). It includes information on different tank types and construction materials and how to select the best ones. It also provides information on repairing tanks and buying used tanks.
In addition to mild and stainless steel, tanks can be made from materials such as polyethylene or fiberglass. Because of that, two other publications are available to accompany Steel Tanks:
- Poly Tanks for Farms and Businesses (PPP-77)
- Fiberglass Tanks for Storage, Transport, and Application: Designing Your Customized Tank (PPP-93)
All three publications can be purchased from Purdue Extension's The Education Store at http://www.the-education-store.com  for $5 each. They can be found within the store’s website by searching for the identification numbers listed above.
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