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Time Is Running out to Nominate the 2022 American Innovators of the Golf Course Management and Pest Control Industries

AMGUARD Environmental Technologies

AMGUARD™ Environmental Technologies created its American Innovators recognition program in celebration of the ingenuity, creativity, and work ethic — the American Spirit — that golf course management and pest industry professionals possess. Now the company is encouraging industry professionals to nominate a 2022 American Innovator before the nomination window closes on June 30. 

The nomination process is simple. Visit In 300 words or less or with up to two photos, or both, explain how your nominee demonstrates excellence in professional turfgrass or pest management in one of two categories:

  1. product use of cultural practices or
  2. marketing and business management.
2022 American Innovator
2022 American Innovator

Any golf course management or pest control professional is eligible. For golf, this includes golf course superintendents, assistant golf course superintendents, equipment managers, irrigation technicians, distributor sales representatives, and owners. For pest control, technical directors, owners, office and branch managers, technicians, and sales representatives are eligible.

A selection committee composed of industry leaders and influencers will select winners later this year. One winner will be selected in each category, and each one will be awarded an extra-large, Legacy Series wooden American “Flag of Valor,” handcrafted by American veterans.

Related: AMGUARD Celebrates the American Spirit at 2022 GCSAA

“When we launched the American Innovators in early 2022, we expected a positive response to this program because we knew that our industry is full of hardworking professionals who go ‘over and above’ to strive for excellence each day,” says Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO, AMGUARD Environmental Technologies. “We’ve been blown away by the thoughtful nominations we’ve received from colleagues eager to spotlight the American Innovators of their industries, and we look forward to introducing this year’s winners.”

The 2022 American Innovator for pest control will be recognized at PestWorld 2022, to be held in Boston in October. The 2022 American Innovator for golf course management will be recognized at the 2023 Golf Course Superintendents Association of American Conference and Trade Show, to take place in February 2023 in Orlando, Florida. Winners will also be featured on the AMGUARD website.

To learn more about the AMGUARD American Innovators program, visit

About AMGUARD Environmental Technologies 

As American Vanguard Corporation’s specialty and professional products division, AMGUARD Environmental Technologies is a leading provider of proven chemistries, innovative technologies, and green solutions to the professional pest, public health, golf, lawn care, and ornamental markets. 

About American Vanguard 

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and management, turf and ornamentals management, and public and animal health. American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® and Russell 3000® Indexes and the S&P SmallCap 600® Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please reference the Company’s website at

Except for the historical information contained in this release, any forward-looking statements are estimates by the Company’s management that are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ from current expectations. Such factors are detailed in the Company’s SEC filings. All forward-looking statements represent the Company’s best judgment on the date of this release. 

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