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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

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 …

Ryegrass and 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 …

Christmas cactus

Caring for Christmas Cactus

This cactus is often sold already blooming. The blooms will stay on the plant for several weeks if the …

Amaryllis

Amaryllis Plant Care

These bulbs are usually sold as a kit with everything needed to grow the plant to flower. When potting …

Poinsettia Plant

Poinsettia Plant Care

Many people don’t know how to care for these delicate plants to make it through the holiday season, so …

Ryegrass

Planting Winter Ryegrass

Some people have asked me if it would be good to plant winter ryegrass to keep the lawn green …

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