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Alaska Plant Materials Center

Serving Alaska's needs in the production of native plants and traditional crops.

PMC Programs


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5310 S. Bodenburg Spur
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: 907-745-4469
Fax: 907-746-1568

Mon. - Fri.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Welcome to the Alaska Plant Materials Center

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The 405 acre Plant Materials Center (PMC), near Palmer was established by the Alaska Legislature in 1972 to promote the state's agricultural industry. Grains, grasses, fruits, potatoes, shrubs, and trees are evaluated for the potential use in Alaska climates. Small quantities of these plant materials are released to Alaskan commercial growers who then increase the production of these materials and make them available for food, ornamental, and conservation purposes.

For more information on the individual Plant Materials Center programs please visit each program's webpages listed on the left or contact the Plant Materials Center directly.

What's New

In April 2018, Governor Walker signed into law Senate Bill 6, regarding the establishment of an industrial hemp program in Alaska (Chapter 5, SLA 2018). Additional requirements still need to be met before industrial hemp may be grown, marketed, or sold in Alaska.The FAQs for the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program can be found here.


Post-Harvest Processing Evaluation of Alaskan Grown Potatoes
Seed Potato Certification Update


Potato growers can now place their 2018 orders for certified seed potatoes. Please place your orders by January 31, 2019. Click here for your order packet.

2018 Potato Postharvest Processing Evaluation Report

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