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.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought #63

For the safety of yourself and others who work inside the Crop Protection Laboratory at ACRE please remember that good pesticide inventory management and cleanliness go a long way towards creating a safe working environment. If you have pesticides inside the CPL; Check that your inventory sheet is up to date; Make sure each container has your initials or name on it and that each container is dated. Check the condition of each container. Place the containers on your assigned shelf and check that liquids have secondary spill pans. Do keep outdated or old pesticides. It is not safe to expose your workers or others to unnecessary exposure risks while working in the CPL, so keep it clean and practice good inventory management. Think, plan, train, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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