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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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2736 NC 210 Hwy
Smithfield NC   27577
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2736 NC 210 Hwy
Smithfield NC   27577

State Courier: 01-64-34

Recent Posts by Shawn

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 »

Winter Weed Control Workshop

At the winter weed control workshop participants learned what needs to be done to control those weeds infesting the winter lawn.  During the workshop there were four different stations for participants to visit. MORE »

Fruit Tree Training and Pruning Demonstration

Over eighty people attended the fruit tree training and pruning demonstration held at Central Crops Research Station on highway 70 busines north of Clayton.  During the demonstration Dr. Mike Parker explained the importance MORE »

Uninvited Holiday Guests at Christmas

PEST ALERT December 20, 2012 From: Steve Frank, Extension Entomologist Uninvited Holiday Guests: Part 1 Christmas trees like other crops have many pests that feed on them. Also like other crops, they are MORE »

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