Unsolicited Seeds Received in the Mail
Please be cautious if you have received from China an unsolicited package with unidentified seeds.
Keep the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, DO NOT OPEN THE SEED PACKET. Place all contents in a Ziploc-type bag, then place the bag in an envelope or small box and mail the seeds directly to:
USDA-APHIS-PPQ – Attn: Jason Allen
Seattle Plant Inspection Station
835 South 192nd Street, Bldg D, Ste 1600
SeaTac, WA 98148
If you cannot mail the items, do not dispose of them. Keep the seeds, packaging, and mailing label and contact your local Extension office.
WSU Whatcom County Extension Office
(360) 778-5806 • firstname.lastname@example.org
1000 N. Forest Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Note: Due to COVID-19, the office is only open by appointment.)
Anyone who has already planted seeds should not dispose of the plants or soil. Contact the WSU Whatcom County Extension Office: (360) 778-5806 • email@example.com
Alert Info – Asian Giant Hornet
Information is relevant to both commercial farmers & homeowners.
Whatcom Ag Monthly: Additional Information on Asian Giant Hornet
WSU Whatcom County Extension: Asian Giant Hornet Website
Diagnostic Plant Clinic
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact to Plant Clinics
Currently “In person” clinics are closed, but Master Gardeners are here to help and are responding via e-mail.
To submit your request to the Plant Clinic, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please provide the location and a detailed description of the problem, plant, or insect. Send digital photos if possible. Also, provide a phone number in case we have more questions.
Please check back here for more information on the status of our clinics.
And as always, this service is FREE and open to the public.
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WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status. Evidence or noncompliance may be reported through the WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the Whatcom Extension office at least two weeks prior to the event.