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Plants for Pollinators

Plant Materials Centers are working to select plants and provide recommendations on plants which will enhance pollinator populations throughout the growing season.

Chitimacha Indian River Cane Evaluation

Since 2001, the Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center, Galliano, Louisiana, has been working with tribal representatives on propagation, establishment, culture and harvest of river cane (also known as wild cane, giant cane and giant bamboo).

Corvallis PMC Joins Fight Against Hunger

The USDA-NRCS Corvallis Plant Materials Center (PMC) located in Corvallis, Oregon donated over a ton of sweet corn to low-income members of our community last summer as part of the national Feds Feed Families campaign and the USDA People’s Garden project.

Native Soft Mast of East Texas and the Western Coastal Plain

Fleshy fruit (soft mast) is a key food resource for many game and non-game wildlife species. Most species of birds and mammals consume fruit at least occasionally.  Fruit consumption has been linked to mammalian survival and reproductive sucess.

Cooperative Studies & Outreach

In an effort to increase its conservation footprint and technology development, the East Texas Plant Materials Center is partnering with local universities to develop and facilitate graduate level studies.

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