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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought #62

When you come to ACRE or send workers to ACRE you should stop at the research building to check if the field you are going to has been sprayed and has a restricted re-entry interval or notice if any nearby fields are scheduled to be sprayed today. Before ACRE spray operators go to the field to spray pesticides they record the planned spray on the public bulletin board in the Research Building. To make it simple they even use colored maps to show which fields they are going to. Please stay out of fields where applications are scheduled or have been. It’s for your safety and it’s the law too. Think, plan, train, and work safely at ACRE.

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