Manhattan Plant Materials Center Updated:08/2016

The Manhattan Plant Materials Center (KSPMC) develops plants and new plant technologies for America’s heartland. The Center offers services to a diverse region of the heartland including northeastern Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and northern Oklahoma.

Plant and technology development objectives of the KSPMC include water quality improvement, increased water infiltration, erosion protection, range, and pasture improvement, Native American outreach, and plant development and production. The Center’s primary studies include work on long term storage of native seed, effect of long term seed storage on stand establishment, reclamation of disturbed sites, planting and harvesting native plants, and restoration of threatened and endangered native plant species.

The Center develops management and cultural techniques necessary for the establishment and acceptance of promising plant materials by the conservation community. The staff also produces limited quantities of breeder and foundation class seed or plants to stimulate commercial production of its releases.

The Manhattan Plant Materials Center has developed 30 improved conservation plants, including varieties of big bluestem, Indiangrass, switchgrass, aromatic sumac, purple prairie clover, and little bluestem.

 


Contact Manhattan Plant Materials Center

 

Contact Manhattan Plant Materials Center

Mark Janzen
PMC Manager (acting)
3800 S. 20th St.
Manhattan, KS  66502
Phone: (785) 539-8761
Fax: (785) 539-2034


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
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