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Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center

2533 County Road 65
Coffeeville, MS 38922-2652

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The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (PMC), located near Coffeeville, Mississippi, is operated by the USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service. This PMC is one of a national network of plant centers dedicated to providing vegetative solutions to conservation problems.

Our mission is to develop, test, and transfer effective state-of-the-art plant science technology to meet customer and resource needs.  Our program has an excellent internal system for identifying future plant materials needs, coupled with a seamless system of product development and program delivery. Product highlights include:

  • Plant Guides, fact sheets, technical notes, and newsletters
  • Cultural specifications for plant materials used in USDA Farm Bill Programs
  • Provide plant information for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Practice Standards
  • Production protocols for seed and plant industry
  • Seed and plant vendors guides
  • Plant technology update

In working with a broad range of plant species, including grasses, forbs, trees and shrubs, the PMC seeks to address priority needs for NRCS field offices and land managers in both public and private sectors.

Plant Material Staff

The following documents require Acrobat Reader.


2008 MSPMC Spring Newsletter (PDF; 621KB)
2007 MSPMC Fall-Winter Newsletter (PDF;531 KB)
2007 Spring-Summer Mid-South Plant News (PDF; 823 KB)

Other Information

2008 Commercial Seed Guide (PDF; 1435 KB)
Seed Production Cost Budgets (PDF; 284 KB)
Native Plants for Mississippi Coastline Restoration Poster Guide(PDF; 713 KB)
Mississippi Planting Guide(PDF; 547 KB)
Planting Guide for Coastal Vegetation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (PDF; 333 KB)
2007 PMC Annual Technical Report (PDF; 325 KB)

Archival Information for FY 2005 and FY 2006

If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Yolanda Jackson at 601-965-4139 ext. 2166.

State Contact:

Vacant, PMC Manager
Phone: 662-675-2588
Fax: 662-675-2369