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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

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 …

Lawn & Garden Soil Sample Box Used to Take a Soil Sample

Taking a Soil Sample

It’s October, which means the weather should be cooling down and time to plant trees and shrubs is right …

Photo by Tom Glasgow shows a venus flytrap, butterwort, parrot pitcher plant and sundews growing in the same small area. The sundews are a little harder to see, but they're in the bottom of the photo, slightly to the left of center. This would be early to mid May; the butterworts flower before the flytraps.

Native Plants Week

Hey everyone, I found out late on Monday that Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation making this week …

White flowers, s stem with magenta streaks and several compound leaves of the water hemlock plant

NOT Giant Hogweed!

Recently there was a webinar on invasive plants in North Carolina. One of the plants highlighted was Giant Hogweed. …

Cover photo for Cottony Cushion Scale on the Move

Cottony Cushion Scale on the Move

Cottony Cushion Scale Insect A sample of Pittosporum was brought into the office to have an obvious issue identified. I …

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