CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is urging state residents not to plant unsolicited seeds they may have received in the mail.
The WVDA released the following statement regarding unsolicited seeds:
“Like other states, we have been made aware of reports from people in West Virginia that have received seeds in the mail that they did not order. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. We are working with the USDA to determine the proper recourse for such seeds.
If you have received seeds from another country, do not plant them if they are in a sealed package and do not open the sealed package. Keep the seeds and packaging and contact the WVDA.”Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt
For more information or to report unsolicited seeds, you can call 304-558-2226.