Welcome to the ACRE

The Agronomy Center for Research and Education, ACRE, is an outdoor laboratory for Purdue Agriculture. Used for field research and hands-on teaching, the 1,135 acre farm is a busy place with faculty, staff, student, and visitor activity. I am Jim Beaty. I have been Superintendent of the ACRE since 1986. With my four full time staff members, part time help, and student employees we are responsible for operating the research farm. About 53 university researchers conduct projects here at the ACRE. I plan to write about our research, visitors, and farm safety thoughts.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ACRE Safety Thought #15

Pesticides are used regularly at the ACRE. To reduce our pesticide risks the Crop Protection Laboratory, CPL, was built at the ACRE in 1989. It is meant for the safe storage, handling, measuring, and mixing of pesticides. All pesticides should be stored in the building, not in barns, trucks, or offices. The departments of Agronomy, Entomology, and Botany and Plant Pathology each have individual laboratories with separate storage areas. Every individual using the building must be trained in building procedures and safety requirements. If you plan to use pesticides then plan to use the CPL and schedule your CPL training. Remember, think, plan, and work safely at ACRE.

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