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Shawn Banks

County Extension Director - Horticulture Agent 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

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March Gardening Calendar

The ground is warming up and there’s a springlike feeling in the air so we’ve rounded up a gardening …

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Carolina Cherry Laurel

Prunus caroliniana flowers Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana) is a beautiful native evergreen in the landscape. As a large shrub or …

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Controlling Florida Betony

One of the most prolific weeds that are likely in your own yard is Florida Betony (Stachys floridana). Don’t let …

Sample soil test report for Centipede Lawn

Reading a Soil Test Report

Many times we get calls from people asking for help reading, or interpreting, the soil test report that comes …

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