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James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center

The James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center began in San Antonio, Texas in 1935 as the San Antonio Nursery. The nursery was later moved to Spur and then to its present home in Knox City. The Knox City Plant Materials Center (TXPMC) was renamed in 1967 in honor of James E. 'Bud' Smith for his pioneering work in plant science.

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.

Contact James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center

    Listed as:
  • USDA - NRCS Programs
  • Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Contact James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center

3950 Farm Rd. 1292
Suite 100
Knox City, TX  79529

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

REMINDER: This listing is a free service of HabitatCAN.
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center is not employed by or affiliated with the Habitat Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

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