Learn more about the Plant Materials Program projects, NRCS initiatives, and conservation technical assistance through program fact sheets, technical notes, technical publications, and brochures. These documents address the many aspects of the Plant Materials Program and offer plant solutions to many conservation issues, topics, and NRCS conservation initiatives.
Cover Crops and Soil Health - The NRCS’s National Soil Health and Sustainability Team and Plant Materials Program are working together to improve our knowledge of using cover crop mixes to produce healthy soils.
Capital Press, September 11, 2013 Seed for wildflower favored by sage grouse nears commercial release - The Aberdeen Plant Materials Center in eastern Idaho is close to releasing the first foundation seed of a native plant that benefits sage grouse chicks. Staff at the facility believe the plant will be important in future seed mixtures due to the importance to the livestock industry of preventing a sage grouse endangered species listing.