Unsolicited Seeds Received in the Mail From China – Do NOT Plant!!
We have received phone calls from residents that have received packages from China labeled as containing earrings, but actually containing seeds. Do NOT….let us repeat DO NOT plant these seeds as they could be a pathway for the introduction of invasive species, insects, and plant diseases.
North Carolina residents are not in violation of any regulations if they received these shipments, but they are the key to identifying and stopping future shipments. If you receive an unsolicited packet of seeds please complete this form, place the package and contents in a zip-lock bag, and take to your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office.
If you have any questions please call the Alexander Center at 828-632-4451.