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Plant Materials Centers

Florida - Brooksville Plant Materials Center

14119 Broad St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
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14119 Broad St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
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Brooksville Plant Materials Center 
Serving states in the Southeast and the Territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Established: 1947
Size: 182 acres
PMC Operation: NRCS
Land Ownership: NRCS

An image of participants gathered around a study plot of different plant species during a PMC presentation

The Brooksville Plant Materials Center (PMC), along with the plant materials centers in Georgia and Mississippi serve the southeastern United States and the Caribbean Area. The Center began in the 1940’s as a seed and plant production nursery located north of Brooksville, Florida. In 1957, the center moved to Arcadia, Florida only to return to Brooksville in 1966 as a Plant Materials Center.

Climatic conditions within the service area vary from temperate to tropical. Soil textures are predominantly loamy to sandy and well drained, but areas of clay and poorly drained soils are common. Plant communities are varied and complex. Major land uses include row crop and vegetable production, rangelands and pastures, citrus groves and orchards, forestland, recreation, and urban land. Major conservation concerns include soil health, clean water, cropland and coastal erosion, and man-made disturbances. The Center develops new plants and technologies to improve croplands and rangelands, restore plant populations, and improve wildlife habitat and water quality.

The Brooksville Plant Materials Center developed 15 improved conservation plants, including five legumes and forbs and ten grasses.


Conservation Plants               Publications               News & Events               Highlights

Employee Directory

USDA-NRCS Brooksville Plant Materials Center Staff
Name Position Phone Number Email
M.J. (Mimi) Williams
PMC Manager
Victor Guerra
Study Leader
Jacob Sparger
Biological Science Technician