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While most of the focus on containment for fertilizer starts with the ground to control runoff and seepage, covers also play an important role when you can’t use enclosed tanks and containers.
Containment is primarily required when dealing with hazardous materials of any kind, but it’s often only discussed in terms of liquid management.
Even if your current fertilizer containment methods don’t meet your state’s standards, it’s possible to improve them with the addition of new materials.
For most farms, custom containment basins will work best for protecting practically any kind of storage unit.
Fertilizer containment measures are regulated at the federal, state, and county level in most parts of the country.
If you’re used to only ordering fertilizer for short-term storage in totes or mobile tanks, you may not know much about the different levels of protection needed for long-term holding.
If you’re spreading fertilizers out over hundreds or thousands of acres of open fields, you might be wondering why the materials need so much special handling at all.
Storing fertilizer on the farm may ensure availability whenever it’s needed most, but it does come with a few challenges.
Farmers are far from limited in their options for storing fertilizer on site at the farm.