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Here's the email we received about the Unsolicited seeds from China yesterday, it's from Dr. Kevin Ong, Professor & Associate Department Head - AgriLife Extension Program, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, and Director - Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (TPDDL) at College Station.
Some of you may have heard of reports noting packages containing seeds from China was received that was labeled as jewelry or other items to individuals (who did not order such things) in the US. This morning, I have gotten information that there has been numerous such incidence occurring in Texas. The following is contact information to provide your client, if you got such a report or complaint.
All incidence should be reported to USDA-APHIS [512-9165241]. My understanding is their phones are very busy.
An email is preferred.
Email should be sent to:
Carol Motloch USDA-APHIS-PPQ State Operations Coordinator
email should include
client contact: email and phone #.
Also, description of package information (a photo of the label and material would help).If there are specific question that I can help answer, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kevin Ong, PhD PlantDr@tamu.edu
Professor & Associate Department Head - Extension Program
Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Director - Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (TPDDL)
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
MS2132 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843
TPDDL ph: 979-845-8032 | ph:979-845-4751
Here's a link from the Texas Department of Agriculture about this warning https://texasagriculture.gov/NewsEvents/NewsEventsDetails/tabid/76/Article/6129/COMMISSIONER-MILLER-ISSUES-WARNING-ON-UNSOLICITED-SEEDS-FROM-CHINA.aspx