Plant Materials Center’s Annual Seed Sale Starts April 17
PALMER—The Alaska Plant Materials Center (PMC) will begin its annual sale of grass, grain and flower seeds on April 17 and continue selling seed through the end of the growing season.
This sale is the annual opportunity for commercial seed growers to purchase foundation-level seed from the PMC, enabling growers to produce and sell certified seed to farmers, landscape companies, revegetation contractors and construction companies.
A list of available species and their quantities will be posted to the PMC website (http://plants.alaska.gov) on April 10. Those interested in purchasing seed may place orders by contacting Pete Johnson at the PMC at 745- 8105 or [email protected], or by faxing a seed order to 745-1568.
The PMC produces foundation-level seed for commercial seed growers and encourages all others seeking seed suitable for Alaska’s growing conditions to purchase seed from local retailers and distributors targeting the consumer market.
The PMC will make every effort to fill desired seed orders, bearing in mind available amounts and numbers of parties interested. Sales will continue through the growing season on a first-come, first-served basis. Seed buyers can pick up their purchases at the Plant Materials Center, 5310 S. Bodenburg Spur in the Butte area of Palmer.
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