Daily Updates

Daily Updates



August 16, 2017:   

2017 Season:
The 2017 season is officially over! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication this season! Hope to see you back with us next summer! We will begin signup meetings in April 2018. Have a great school year!

2017 Incentive Paychecks:
Incentive paychecks, if earned, are determined by the “Incentive Pay Sheet” you received when you signed up back in the spring. This was a blue colored paper. MOST 1st year detasselers are not efficient enough to earn an incentive payment. That doesn’t mean all 2nd year workers and above will automatically earn an incentive payment either. Incentive paychecks, if earned, should arrive to mailboxes between August 18 – 23. If you do not receive this additional payment between August 18 – 23, then assume you did not qualify for an incentive payment. All incentive payments will come from Pioneer (regardless of which fields you spent the most time in), except the following individuals will receive their incentive check from Monsanto (TA DET, INC): Grady A., Alexander B., Carter B., Kaden B., Emmett G., Allison J., Damian K., Cody L., Nicholas N., Mikenna O., Christian R.N., Drew W., Luke W.

2017 Paychecks:
Please remember you may have spent time working in either a Pioneer or Monsanto field. If you are certain you worked a day during a specicif time period, but do not see any hours or payment on your Pioneer check, then assume you worked in a Monsanto field (TA DET, INC) on those days. Please do not lose any paychecks! This is a hassle for both you and us. It’s not a simple process to get another check issued to you and you will be delayed in receiving your money. DO NOT post photos of your paycheck on social media – this has led to fraud to our account in the past.

2017 Pay Periods:
Monsanto (TA DET, INC) (July 10 – 23) – Checks should have already been received.
Monsanto (TA DET, INC) (July 24 – 28) – Checks will be mailed out Thursday, August 10th. Will arrive in mailboxes in the days following.
Pioneer (July 3 – 9) – Check should have arrived to you on or around July 17th.
Pioneer (July 10 – 16) – Check should have arrived to you on or around July 24th.
Pioneer (July 17 – 23) – Check should arrive on or around July 31st.
Pioneer (July 24 – 30) – Check should arrive on or around August 7th.
Incentive Paychecks: IF EARNED, should arrive between August 18 – 23. See above for more info.

2017 Monsanto (TA DET, INC) Hours:
Hours worked in Monsanto fields will be paid by TA DET, INC. These checks must be cashed within 60 days or they are void! Buses 1 – 5 are predominantly dedicated to Monsanto fields, so those buses will have the most hours in Monsanto fields over the course of the season.

Bus Return Times:
We are going to use text notification during the season for approximate return times of buses. To opt in for this free service (less your cell carrier plan for receiving texts) send a text message to 81010 with the text @busret
– You will then be prompted to reply with your full name.
– You will then be prompted to reply if you are a parent or student.
Please send an email with any issues you might be having with this notification or if you aren’t receiving notifications after you have opted in. Please continue checking here for updates on this option. Thanks

ALL buses are finished for the season!

Working buses will always be posted by 7pm nightly, during the season.


DO NOT BRING YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO THE FIELD. BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! WE DO OUR BEST TO VIGILATLY MONITOR OUR CREWS, BUT THE REALITY IS THAT WE CAN’T SEE AND HEAR ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. AILES DETASSELING IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WORKER’S PERSONAL ITEMS. We will not delay our buses leaving a field in order for a worker to go search for a lost electronic device. Our suggestion is to not bring cell phone out to the field or put them in a ziplock bag and carry them in a SECURE pocket on your person.


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