DNR Asks Residents to Report Suspicious Seed Packages


Wisconsin (OnFocus) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WiDNR) has received reports of Wisconsin residents who received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China.

“The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species,” they said in a statement. “Similar packages have been received in other locations across the United States.”

If you receive a package of this type:
— Do not plant or throw away the seeds.
— If the seeds are in sealed packaging, do not open the sealed package. If possible, retain the original packaging. It may be useful as we investigate this issue.
— Please report the seeds to the Wisconsin DATCP using this online form: https://bit.ly/DATCPUnsolicitedSeedPackages

After filling out the online form, please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) or APHIS contacts you with further instructions.

For more details, visit DATCP online here.

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