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Shawn Banks

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Johnston County Center Office: 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfiel, NC 27577
Johnston County Office (919) 989-5380 (919) 934-2698 (Fax)
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Job Description I'm the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator and have responsibilities with Consumer/Urban Horticulture.

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2736 NC 210 Hwy
Smithfield NC   27577
Mail Address
2736 NC 210 Hwy
Smithfield NC   27577

State Courier: 01-64-34

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Extension Gardener Classes

The Johnston County Office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a series of classes on gardening to the general public.  Classes will cover everything from plant biology to plant propagation.  MORE »

Box Blight Confirmed in Wake County

Box blight has been confirmed in boxwood plants originating in a nursery in the North Carolina mountains and offered for sale at the North Carolina State Farmers Market in Raleigh. The disease also MORE »

2013 Fruit and Nut Tree Sale

The order form for the 2013 annual Fruit and Nut Tree Sale is now available.  We will be taking orders for the sale from September 25th through November 8th.  The plants should be MORE »

Gloomy Scale Crawlers are Active

The below information was taken from the NC Pest News, a weekly pest update from April to September. Gloomy scale, Melanaspis tenebricosa, is an armored scale that is found on maples and other MORE »

Blueberry Production Workshop

Saturday, March 2, 2013 there was a blueberry production workshop held at the Johnston County Agriculture Building.  Dr. Bill Cline, a specialist with NC State University, gave a presentation on blueberry production.  Covered MORE »

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