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.

Monday, February 21, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought #44

We have completed an environmental and safety audit at ACRE. 1. Our pesticide posting center at the Research building meets expectations. Please keep posting ever pesticide application. Please check the posting center before entering a farm field. Respect re-entry intervals and use personal protective equipment. 2. Our above ground fuel tanks are in good order. Please continue to replace the hose after use, avoid spillage, and check for leakage during use. 3. Pesticide storage in the CPL building needs attention, however. All packages need to be secure and clearly labeled with ingredients. Waste Storage needs some attention too. All waste needs to be in closed containers and labeled. Safe use of pesticides and petroleum chemicals can reduce our health risks. Think, plan, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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