Tank-Mixing Chemicals

Sprayer on Turf

Dara Park, PhD & Juang-Horng ‘J.C.’ Chong, PhD

Tank-mixing pesticides and fertilizers is a convenient and cost effective way to apply two or more chemicals at once. When done appropriately, tank-mixing can reduce labor and equipment costs, and save time and energy. However, chemicals can potentially react with each other and/or change the characteristics of the carrier water. These interactions can change the efficacy of pesticides in both positive and negative ways. more..