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Ohio Department of Agriculture- DO NOT Plant These Seeds – Report Them !


Ohio Department of Agriculture- A stern warning has been issued regarding seeds that you may or may have already received in your mail. The ODA is asking that you DO NOT plant these seeds and report them HERE.

Have you received a packet of seeds in the mail that you didn't order? Does it look similar to the photos here? If so,…

Posted by Ohio Department of Agriculture on Monday, July 27, 2020

“If you receive a package of this type, please DO NOT plant these seeds. If they are in sealed packaging, don’t open the sealed package. Please retain the seeds and the original package labeling for trade compliance officers as they work through this issue. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive species, contain noxious weeds, could introduce diseases to local plants, or could be harmful to livestock. Invasive species and noxious weeds can displace native plants and increase costs of food production. ODA and APHIS work hard to prevent the introduction of invasive species and protect Ohio agriculture. All foreign seeds shipped to the United States should have a phytosanitary certificate which guarantees the seeds meet important requirements.”