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Can dried seeds that have worm holes be used for planting?

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These seeds will not germinate once they have been infested with "bugs" and once they have been exposed to heat. If they are to be used as seeds, the peas need to be naturally dried.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, NC State University in July 2004

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