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Arkansas - Booneville Plant Materials Center

6883 S. State Highway 23
Booneville, AR 72927-9214
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6883 S. State Highway 23
Booneville, AR 72927-9214
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Booneville Plant Materials Center 
Serving areas in the States of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma

Established: 1987
Size: 269.8 acres
PMC Operation: NRCS
Land Ownership: State of Arkansas

Native grass field with cattle in the background below the horizon

The Booneville Plant Materials Center (ARPMC) is co-located with the Agricultural Research Service at the Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Center 6 miles south of Booneville Arkansas on state highway 23. The ARPMC develops plants and plant science technology to address conservation issues in areas from the rugged Ozarks to the western coastal plain. The Center serves portions of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.”

The area is characterized by small family farms. Forage, poultry, and timber production are the major land uses. The soils are most often shallow, stony, and erosive.

The Booneville Plant Materials Center has developed improved conservation plants, including Hampton Germplasm big bluestem, ‘Bumpers’ eastern gamagrass, and Wynia Germplasm Indiangrass.


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Employee Directory

USDA-NRCS Booneville Plant Materials Center Staff
Name Position Phone Number Email
Stephen Haller
PMC Manager
Rajesh Chintala
Study Leader
Benjamin Holleman
Farm Manager
Thomas (Ed) Pratt
Biological Science Technician
Christine Mezzaline
Office Assistant