Alaska Plant Materials Center"Serving Alaska's needs in the production of native plants and traditional crops."
Welcome to the Alaska Plant Materials Center
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.
Public Comment period open 8 a.m., May 27, 2016 through 4 p.m., June 25th, 2016 on the "Alexander Lake Elodea Eradication Project: Environmental Assessment." Email comments to Heather.Stewart@alaska.gov or for more information call 907.745.8721.
The 2016 PMC Annual Seed Sale begins April 13 and will last throughout the growing season (September) while supplies last.
View the list of available varieties here.
To place an order please contact Peter Johnson at 907-745-8105, email Peter.Johnson@alaska.gov, or fax your order to 907-745-1568.
Results from 2015 Potato Evaluation Trials:
View the list of 80 selected varieties here.
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