Mystery Seed Packets from China

Packets of unsolicited seeds from China have appeared in mailboxes in Indiana and across the nation.

Indiana joined a growing list of states warning residents not to plant the unidentified seeds after the Indiana State Department of Agriculture received “several” calls and emails about possible recipients.

Don Robison, seed administrator for the Office of the Indiana State Chemist, tells “Hoosier Ag Today” says if you receive these seeds by mail, do not plant them or throw them away.

Hoosiers who receive unsolicited seeds in the mail with Chinese shipping labels should immediately send the packets to the Indiana State Seed Laboratory at Purdue University.