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Academic Questions in Agricultural Science
All plants are crops.
TRUE or FALSE
With regards to agriculture and plants, a pest is any organism that can attack plant and agricultural produce, rendering them unsuitable for harvest and unfit for the market.
Pest can adversely affect a plant's seed, root, stem, leaf and flower thereby largely reducing the overall quality of harvested fruits and vegetables.
Note: Generally, a pest can cause physical damage to humans, animals and crops.
An organism will be considered a pest if it does one of the followings:
Below are some examples of crop pests:
1. Insects: Based on their mode of feeding, insect pest can be put into:
Below is a summary of crops and the pest that attack them:
Note: Cereals include crops like rice, maize or corn, Barley, millet, sorghum and oats.
1. Physical Control: This process involves the physical removal of pest from crop plants via various techniques such as:
- Hand picking.
- Setting of traps to catch rats and other rodents.
- Fencing the farmland.
- Use of guns to kill monkeys.
2. Biological Control: This method of pest control require the use of animals or other organisms to eliminate pest. For instance, placing hen or chickens in farmland to eat insects.
3. Chemical Control: This involves the use of chemicals to control pest. These chemicals can take different forms (liquid, powdered and granular forms).
Chemical control of pest involves the use of:
- Pesticides: Generally used to kill pests.
- Insecticides: kills insects.
- Fungicides: kill fungi.
- Avicides: kills bird.
- Rodenticides: kills rodents.
- Nematicides: kills nematodes.
4. Cultural Control: This method requires the application of various farm practices to control pest. These farm practices includes
- Crop rotation
- Bush fallowing
- Regular weeding
- Use of disease resistant seeds
- Timely harvesting
- Timely planting
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Amazing facts in Agricultural Science
Although plants neither see nor hear, they can recognize their siblings and even give them preferential treatments 🤔
Squirrels do plant more 🌲 trees 🌲 (through their actions) than an average human in their lifetime. They often hide their acorns and nuts underground and forget about them 😁
🐄 Cows 🐄 have got the ability to walk up stairs, but not down stairs
A group of cows 🐄 🐄 🐄 is called a team, drove or herd.
People just prefer to call them herd
NOTABLE POINTS IN Agricultural Science
There are about 630 different kinds of carnivorous plants.
Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients by consuming small animals, especially insects.
Carnivorous plants are also referred to as insectivorous plants.
Some example of carnivorous plants include sundew and Venus flytrap.