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Report Unsolicited Seed Packages

Jul 30, 2020 | ,

(KVHT) – There have been nationwide reports of packages from China containing unsolicited seeds. Unsolicited seeds may contain invasive species, introduce diseases to native plants, or be harmful to livestock. South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden said the state Department of Agriculture has received reports of unsolicited seeds being mailed to South Dakotans. He said that they are not sure the intent behind the activity, but he urged the public to refrain from planting the seeds citing possible devastating effects an invasive species could have on South Dakota agriculture. Officials say anyone receiving unsolicited seeds in the mail should not plant the seeds, but they should save the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label and contact the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

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