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The Northern Latitude Plant Materials Center is open by appointments only. Please call 907-745-4469 for further information.

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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Please visit our webpage,, for updates on resources available to qualifying farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 Crisis.

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


Potato growers can now place their 2021 orders for certified seed potatoes. Please place your orders by January 31, 2021. Click here for your order packet.

The Application for renewing your Industrial Hemp Registration is now available! The deadline to have this submitted or post-marked is December 15, 2020.

Industrial Hemp Program Updates

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