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Extension Service site for McCracken County Horticulture 

 

This site contains information for individuals interested in consumer or
commercial horticulture. The McCracken County Extension Master Gardeners
train through the McCracken County Extension Service.
 
Mission of the McCracken County Horticulture Council: 
To identify the needs of horticulture education for consumers and commercial
enterprises of McCracken County and deliver quality education programs to all people.

   


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Beware of Unsolicited Gifts!

People in several states, including several residents in Kentucky, have received unsolicited small packages of foreign seeds in the mail from China. Potentially these can pose a threat to Kentucky agriculture and the environment through the introduction of invasive plants or diseases.  The purpose of these seed shipments is unclear at this time but we need to get the message out that people should not plant them and to send these to the appropriate authorities.

Here is a press release by Commissioner Quarles from this morning. We are asking that anyone who receives any seeds to fill out the attached form and send them inside an air-tight container to the USDA office in NKY. There are several states that have been receiving seeds and the USDA is trying to gather as much information as possible. The seeds are in small sample packets and I have attached a couple of pictures from what we have seen thus far.  

Send the unopened packages in a secure package to:

USDA-APHIS PPQ

P.O. Box 475

Hebron, Kentucky 41048   ( form )

Individuals are also encouraged to contact the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at (502) 573-0282 or e-mail ag.web@ky.gov

https://news.ca.uky.edu/article/unsolicited-gifts-seeds-could-pose-danger

 





Kathryn Wimberley, Agent for Horticulture
(270) 554-9520 Ext #207 or kathryn.wimberley@uky.edu