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Plant Material Center

Appalachian Plant Materials Center

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Appalachian Plant Materials Center
Old Prison Farm Road,
P. O. Box 390,
Alderson, WV 24910
Tel. 304-445-3005, FAX. 304-445-7049


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The Appalachian Plant Materials Center serves 11 states in the Appalachian Region from Pennsylvania to Georgia and Alabama. The Center is operated by the USDA-NRCS in cooperation with the USDA-Agriculture Research Service, U.S. Forest Service and the Agriculture Experiment Stations of West Virginia University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Kentucky. Alderson is located in the heart of Appalachia, and the Center is situated on County Route 3/29, also known as Old Prison Farm Road, approximately 20 miles Southeast of Lewisburg, West Virginia.

The Plant Materials Center serves Appalachia by evaluating plants for their ability to solve specific conservation problems related to climate, the rugged topography, soil limitations, various land uses, fish and wildlife needs and desires of the landowners. The center provides a place for conducting systematic observations and evaluations of plants needed to protect our natural resources. New techniques are developed for the propagation, establishment, management and use for new or improved species of grasses, legumes, shrubs and trees.

Appalachian Plant Materials Center Brochure
‘Panbowl’ River Alder Alnus serrulata Brochure
‘Augusta’ Orchardgrass Dactylis glomerata Brochure
2008 Appalachian Plant Materials Center Summer Newsletter
Appalachian Plant Materials Center 2008 Activity Report
'Ruffner' Tall Oatgrass Brochure

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 Appalachian Plant Materials Center Brochure (325 KB)
 ‘Panbowl’ River Alder Alnus serrulata Brochure (382 KB)
‘Augusta’ Orchardgrass Dactylis glomerata Brochure (304 KB)
2008 Appalachian Plant Materials Center Summer Newsletter (1198 KB)
Appalachian Plant Materials Center 2008 Activity Report (120 KB)
'Ruffner’ Tall Oatgrass (324 KB)

For more information concerning the Plant Materials Program contact the plant materials manager.

National USDA Plant Materials Program
National NRCS Plant Materials Center Web Site
NRCS Plants Database