NRCS Plant Materials Program
The USDA NRCS Plant Materials Program, with its Plant Materials Centers (PMCs), cooperates with a variety of public and private conservation partners to collect, evaluate, select and release plants that are intended for commercial production to solve resource conservation problems. This testing helps insure that the plants grow under a variety of climates and soil types and will perform as needed.
If available, seed of the Native Pasture Grasses and Forbs and USDA Select Germplasm Releases may be purchased through Texas Foundation Seed Service. Contact Steve Brown.
Conservation Plant Releases:
James E. “Bud” Smith Plant Materials Center at Knox City: Table of Plant Releases
East Texas Plant Materials Center at Nacodoches: Table of Plant Releases
Kika de la Garza Plant Materials Center at Kingsville: Table of Plant Releases