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

Results from 2015 Potato Evaluation Trials
View the list of 80 selected varieties here.

The Division of Agriculture requests that growers of native plants, seeds, wildflowers, trees and shrubs; or who offer revegetation services, register or reregister their information by completing this online form by March 15, 2016 to be included in the next Native Plant Source Directory. Listings will also be included in the 2016-2017 Alaska Grown Source Book.

If you were previously included in this directory you still must complete this form.



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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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