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James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center

The Center provides plant solutions for central Texas, southern Oklahoma, and parts of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. The wide range in topography, climatic factors, and vegetation results in a diverse and unique service area.

Plant and technology development objectives of the Center include soil health, wind and water erosion control, range and pasture improvement, wildlife habitat improvement, and water quality improvement on agricultural land.

The James E. “Bud” Smith Plant Materials Center has developed over 30 improved conservation plants including varieties of sideoats grama, switchgrass, Indiangrass, big bluestem, Texas dropseed, little bluestem, Illinois bundleflower, Engelmann’s daisy, bur oak, Maximilian sunflower, and partridge pea.

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James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Brandon Carr
PMC Manager
3950 Farm Rd. 1292
Suite 100
Knox City, TX  79529-2514
Phone: (940) 658-3922
Fax: (884) 332-7992

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Service Area
Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

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