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Unsolicited Seeds could Wreak Havoc on Agriculture & the Environment

July 29, 2020
Unknown Seeds

Never plant seeds of unknown origin.

People are receiving unsolicited packages of unidentified seeds in the mail that seem to be coming from China.

According to a Purdue University news release, the Office of Indiana State Chemist is urging everyone not to plant or dispose of the seeds since they could be spreading noxious weeds, plant diseases or invasive species. Anyone who receives unsolicited seeds should:


State Plant Health Director

Nick Johnson

3059 N. Morton St.

Franklin, IN 46131

For more information, read the complete Purdue University news release found HERE.


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