Turn China-Sourced Seed Packets In To Watauga County Office

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A lot of folks across the U.S. continue to receive China-sourced seed packets without having ordered anything. So far, around 12 packets of this seed have been brought to our office. There had been a great deal of concern that these seeds were some type of invasive species. While they do not seem to be so far, anyone receiving the seeds can turn them over to the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Watauga County office. We will give them to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services who, in turn, will pass them along to the USDA for identification and disposal. We would like to reiterate that you please do not plant them, as exotic and/or invasive diseases, insects, and other pathogens can potentially be spread by planting these.

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