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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

Lettuce in a container

Planting Spring Vegetables

It’s not too late to plant spring vegetables in the garden. If you have the space, a row of …

Garden seedlings

Start Your Vegetable Garden

February is a good month to get started in the vegetable garden. If you love fresh garden peas, not …

Pruning trees and shrubs

Pruning in February

February is usually a great month to get out and prune trees and shrubs. A good rule of thumb …

Pennywort by white fence

Winter Weeds and Germination

The winter weeds have been growing fast and it will soon be time for crabgrass seeds to germinate. Spraying …

Gardenia and Shrubs

Planting Hedges With Diversity

While trees and shrubs don’t get replaced every year like vegetables, planting with diversity in mind adds variety to …

Display of seeds

Seed Variety and Diversity

The vegetable garden is a good place to discuss diversity and inclusion. My mailbox has already been flooded with …

Weeds

Lawns and Weeds in Harmony

For most of us, the perfect lawn is a monoculture of one species, trimmed to perfection and gorgeous like …

Be Aware of Spotted Lanternfly

A news report from WCTI News Channel 12 today announced that some Christmas trees were sold in Onslow County …

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