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All plants are crops.
TRUE or FALSE
Land, a free gift of nature, is included as one of the three most important parts of the earth; the others being water and air. Land can also be considered to be the lithosphere on earth. (The lithosphere is the solid part of the earth where life is found).
With regards to agriculture, land can be defined as the solid arable part of the earth where agricultural activities can be carried out. (Agricultural activities include the growing of crops and rearing of animals).
Note: Agricultural activities can also be carried out on water.
From the above agricultural definition of land, it can be clear that land can serve two purposes:
According to the edaphologists (those who are concerned with how the soil affect plants), it is believed that land should be used for agriculture purposes while the pedologist on the other hand are of the opinion that land should be used for non agricultural purposes. However, it is the physical and biological characteristics of land that suggests how it may be used; for instance, land with fertile soils are very good for agricultural activities and may be likely used for agricultural purposes.
Agricultural purposes of land include the followings:
A crop is a cultivated plant that is grown for income or subsistence. Read our article on crops HERE.
Crops can be put into 6 categories:
Note: Land for the cultivation of crop must be properly managed so that it will not end up losing all its nutrients. Agricultural practices like crop rotation, irrigation, bush fallowing, fertilizer and manure application should be encouraged in order to retain or improve soil fertility.
Forms of animal rearing include:
A wildlife reserve is a region where different kinds of wild animals are kept and protected in order to avoid their extinction while aiming to generate income from them. Animals reserved as wildlife include lions, elephants, crocodiles and snakes. The land required for wildlife do not necessarily need to be fertile; neither should it be occupied by numerous trees (like that of a forest).
The presence of a wildlife reserve in a nation will provide the following important benefits:
Note: The indiscriminate killings of wild animals are forbidden in a wildlife reserve center.
Below are some major wildlife (game) reserves in Nigeria:
A forest is an ecosystem dominated by a variety of trees and animals. The land required for the evolution of a forest do not need to be too fertile. Also, it will do no harm if the land is prone to erosion. Allowing agricultural land to grow into forests can prove significant for the following reasons:
Below are important forest reserves in Nigeria:
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