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PGMS Blogs

Was Becoming a Certified Grounds Manager Worth It? 
Jared Rudy, CGM discusses his experience going through the certification process and the impact it has had on his career.
Hiring Today – A New Challenge for Grounds Managers
John Doiron explains his recent hardship in hiring experienced and professional new employees.
Making a Difference
Jeff McManus, CGM shares an inspiration story of dedication, commitment to company values, and the importance of teamwork.
PGMS and GIWP Training and Workforce Development Partnership Update
Since 2015, PGMS has partnered with Auburn University at Montgomery’s Green Industry Web Portal (GIWP) to guide credentialing efforts for high school Ag teachers and the unemployed and entry level industry employees.
Selecting, Planting and Training Young Trees for Long-Term Benefits
Cary Avery, CGM and Melanie Gentles share their lessons learned about planting young trees on the UC Davis Campus.
   The Carpenterworm
Linda Langelo, a PGMS member from Colorado State University Extension offers insight into the Carpenterworm.
  Winter Snow Management | Snow Fences
Winter storms can cause major cleanup issues – help to reduce cleanup time by correctly installing snow fences!
  Utilizing Beneficial Insects as a Method of Pest Control
Susanne Woodell, CGM discusses her experience using beneficial insects as a method of pest control rather than using chemicals.
   When the Grass is Greener…
Caprock groundskeeper knows her job performance may very well impact student performance. “Bees are the foundation of our lives because they do so much pollinating.” Talk nature with Barbara Hatchel and it doesn’t take long to get her buzzing about her.
  Tips for getting ready to submit your Green Star Award
2014 Green Star Grand Award Winner Joe Kovolyan, CGM, CSFM of the University of Puget Sound gives advice on his experience with the Green Star Award Applications process!

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