Josh Thompson

Author's details

Name: Josh Thompson
Date registered: January 14, 2013
URL: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Biography

Josh Thompson is a regional agricultural agent based in Jackson County who focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and agronomic crops.

Latest posts

  1. Carinata Starting to Come Up in Jackson County — December 12, 2014
  2. Wheat Production Considerations for 2014-2015 — November 10, 2014
  3. Peanut and Cotton Harvest Video 2014 — November 10, 2014
  4. Section 18 Approval of Transform for Aphid Control in Sorghum — September 26, 2014
  5. Peanuts Hit Hard by Nematodes this Year — September 12, 2014

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Carinata Starting to Come Up in Jackson County

This fall several growers in the Panhandle and South Georgia contracted with a company out of Canada called Agrisoma to grow Carinata. Carinata is an oilseed crop that can be used for producing jet fuel, that also has potential for being grown in the South. See Dr. Jim Marois’ post titled Ethiopian Mustard: a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/12/12/carinata-starting-to-come-up-in-jackson-county/

Wheat Production Considerations for 2014-2015

Variety Selection

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions in small grains production. Growers should choose varieties with a high yield potential and good disease resistance. Seed weights vary from year-to-year among varieties because of the variations in growing conditions, however, planting seeds with low test weights can significantly reduce yields.

Table …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/11/10/wheat-production-considerations-2014-2015/

Peanut and Cotton Harvest Video 2014

It’s the beginning of November, and so far the weather conditions have been great for harvesting peanuts and cotton. In Jackson and surrounding counties, peanut harvest is wrapping up and cotton harvest is in full swing. Yields have been variable across the region. Irrigated crops have had good to excellent yields, while some non-irrigated fields have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/11/10/peanut-and-cotton-harvest-video-2014/

Section 18 Approval of Transform for Aphid Control in Sorghum

The white sugar cane aphid is new, devastating pest this year in Florida sorghum. It has moved in from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and has been a major problem in Alabama and Georgia as well. For more information about the aphid, see White Sugarcane Aphid Spreading Across North Florida.

The only labeled treatments up until …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/09/26/section-18-approved-for-aphid-control-in-forage-sorghum/

Peanuts Hit Hard by Nematodes this Year

A hot and dry summer for many Panhandle farmers has given no relief from pests this year. Peanut root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne arenaria) are no an exception. Damage from nematodes has been severe in many areas of Jackson County where the fields are very sandy.

Root-knot nematode damage is more apparent in hot and dry years, and in fields where …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/09/12/peanuts-hit-hard-by-nematodes-this-year/

2014 Peanut Field Day a Success

The 36th annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day took place this past Thursday, August 14th at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna.   The event showcased some of the latest research being conducted on peanut production from the University of Florida, all of which was focused on increasing farmer’s productivity and providing a better …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/08/15/2014-peanut-field-day-a-success/

Corn Harvest is Underway in Jackson County (video)

Combines began picking through corn last week, and this week the harvesting continues. Jackson County has a corn yield contest that several growers participate in.  Having a yield check allows for a friendly competition, but also provides a yield comparison between different fields and  hybrid variates.

Test plots of 1.25 acres or larger are harvested, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/08/08/corn-harvest-is-underway-in-jackson-county-video/

Insect Problems Accelerate this Week in Crops

It’s been a busy week for insect pests, especially caterpillars. It seems that every square mile in Jackson and surrounding counties has armyworms in it right now; including pastures, hayfields, peanuts, soybeans, lawns and anywhere in between. In addition to armyworms we’ve been finding a few loopers, corn earworms, stink bugs moving into cotton, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/08/01/insect-problems-excellerate-this-week-in-crops/

Beet Armyworms in Peanut Fields

It’s that time of year when all kinds of insect pests are moving, especially caterpillars. Armyworms have been present but sporadic in hay fields, cotton and peanuts the past couple weeks across the Panhandle. Rome Ethridge, the Ag Agent in Seminole Co. Georgia, has reported seeing all kinds of different caterpillars this week. See his …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/07/25/beet-armyworms-in-peanut-fields/

Fertilizing Late Planted Cotton

Fertilizing cotton is always a major factor that affects yield in the Panhandle. Last year we saw plenty of cotton fields run out of nitrogen (N) during the summer with the relentless rains. We also saw growers trying to apply N, through irrigation or ground, when it was too late to do any good. So …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/07/18/fertilizing-late-planted-cotton/

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