Alaska Plant Materials Center

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

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

The public commenting period for the Pesticide use Permit to apply fluridone in DeLong, Little Campbell, and Sand Lakes is open until May 22nd, 2015. Please see for details.

Surplus Generation 0 potato seed is currently available to the public for $12/lb. Contact Bryan Bowen, Agronomist, for ordering information via email or phone 907-745-8724.
View the list of available varieties here.

The 2015 Plant Materials Center Annual Seed Sale begins April 15 and will last throughout the growing season (expected to end in September). A complete list of available varieties and quantities can be found here. For questions or to place an order, email Peter Johnson or call 907-745-8105.



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"DNR's mission is to responsibly develop Alaska’s resources by making them available
for maximum use and benefit consistent with the public interest."  

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