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Shawn Banks

Shawn Banks

County Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Carteret County Centershawn_banks@ncsu.edu
Street Address: 303 College Cir
Morehead City, NC 28557
Mailing Address: 303 College Cir
Morehead City, NC 28557

Job Description As the County Extension Director I manage the office budget and personnel. I also have responsibilities in Agriculture which include being the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator, Pesticide Coordinator and Horticulture agent to name a few of my responsibilities.

Recent Posts by Shawn Banks

Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'

Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'

Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’ (Rose Mallow) is a hybrid cultivar that doesn’t fit into any one species. It is the …

Hanging tree limb

Pre-Fall Yard Cleanup

In my yard there are a few trees in the back yard that I can see with some dead …

Applying Fungicide

Pre-Fall Lawn Tips

It has been almost two weeks since I’ve been able to mow my lawn. I’m sure the neighbors think …

Mulched Garden Bed

Mulching Your Garden Beds

How was farming possible in the thousands of years before the use of commercial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides? You …

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Crop Rotation Tips

If you have a vegetable garden or otherwise grow annual plants, a one-time proven cultural method for preventing disease …

Black Eyed Susan

Drought Tolerant Black Eyed Susan

A native plant selection, Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta is technically an annual plant starting from seed each year in the …

Garden broccoli

Planting Cool Season Vegetables

Something most people don’t realize is that many of the crops we call “cool season” vegetables are actually biannual …

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