There are many ways that farmers can use plant cover to mitigate & adapt to climate change. To learn climate-smart practices, farmers can turn to resources like USDA’s Lockeford Plant Materials Center (CAPMC), Lockeford, CA, which is one of 25 PMCs nationwide.
The Ho'olehua Plant Materials Center in Hoolehua, Hawaii is working with Molokai Land Trust to develop a technique to establish natives using only natural rainfall in critical areas with about 20” annual rainfall and have windswept soils that are denuded of all vegetation.
The Corvallis Plant Materials Center (PMC) announces a new publication available to seed producers (and seed enthusiasts) called the Native Seed Production Manual for the Pacific Northwest.
Retired Plant Materials Leaders Visit Pullman PMC on their 2015 "For the Love of Grass" Annual Trek
The Plant Materials Program develops plants and techniques for rehabilitation of burned lands and evaluates the ability of plants and landscaping methods to lessen fire damage and protect lives in populated areas.
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