Agricultural Science

Scheme of Work, Agricultural Science, SS1, Third Term

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Topics in Agricultural Science

Importance of forest: Forest reserves in Nigeria Wildlife reserves in Nigeria and its importance Prevention and Control of Crop Pests Economic Importance of Crop Pests Classification of Insect Pests and their Economic Importance Agricultural Machines and their Uses Soil Erosion: Causes of Soil Erosion Ways to prevent Soil Erosion Asexual Propagation in Plants, Types and Examples Differences between Gymnosperms and Angiosperms Scheme of Work, Agricultural Science, SS1, First Term Scheme of Work, Agricultural Science, SS1, Second Term Scheme of Work, Agricultural Science, SS1, Third Term Len Academy Agric Science exam questions, JSS1, First Term Len Academy Agric Science exam questions, JSS1, First Term, part 2 Definitions and Meanings of Agricutural terms (P - Q) Agricultural Terms: Definition and Meanings of Agricultural Terms (P and Q), part 2 Len Academy questions for Agric Science JSS1, 2nd Term Len Academy questions for Agric Science JSS1, 2nd Term, Part 2 Roles of Government in Agriculture


Academic Questions in Agricultural Science

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Cordage is made from _____ crop.

  • A. Food

  • B. Fibre

  • C. Ornamental

  • D. Oil

  • E. Cash

  • F. Vegetables and Spice

_____ is defined as the solid and arable part of the earth where agricultural activities are be carried out.

  • A. Soil

  • B. Farmland

  • C. Agricultural land

  • D. Biosphere

  • E. Open land

  • F. Planting and grazing land

Gymnosperms and angiosperms are seed bearing plants under the division spermatophyta?

  • A. True

  • B. False

Which of the following is false concerning gymnosperms?

  • A. Cones are present

  • B. Sepals are present

  • C. Petals are absent

  • D. Only seeds are produced

  • E. Sporophyll form the cones

  • F. In seed formation, the ovules aren't present in the ovary

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning seeds?

  • A. The ovary develops into the seed after fertilization

  • B. The embryo in the seed develops into a young plant

  • C. The seed's endosperm serve as a source of food reserve for the developing embryo

  • D. A seed has its own genotype

  • E. Seeds are products of sexual reproduction

  • F. Apomictic seeds aren't produced sexually and the hawkseed is an example

The _____ is the reproductive organ in plant's sexual reproduction.

  • A. Pollen grain

  • B. Ova

  • C. Sperm

  • D. Flower

  • E. Fruit

  • F. Seed

In flowering plants, fertilization occurs when the _____ comes into contact with the ova (as genetic materials are eventually exchanged).

  • A. Sperm

  • B. Endosperm

  • C. Exosperm

  • D. Stigma

  • E. Ovule

  • F. Pollen grain

The fusion of sperm and ova in animals leads to the formation of _____.

  • A. Foetus

  • B. Embryo

  • C. Ovary

  • D. Neonate

  • E. Zygote

  • F. Egg

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Agric Science Scheme of Work, SS1, 3rd Term:

 

WEEK 1

Topic: Sources of Farm Power
  • Human
  • Animal
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Water

 

WEEK 2

Topic: Mechanization
  • Definition of Mechanization
  • Explanation of Mechanization in a broad term

Please read on Agricultural Tools and Machines, Their Uses and Functions here.

 

WEEK 3

Topic: Prospect of Mechanization
  • The Advantages of Mechanization:
    -> Increased productivity
    -> Reduced drudgery
    -> Timeliness of operations etc.

 

WEEK 4

Topic: Problems of Mechanization
  • The Advantages of Mechanization:
    -> Displacement of workers
    -> Destruction of soil structure
    -> Environmental pollution
    -> Compaction of soil
  • Limitations:
    -> Economic limitations
    -> Technical knowhow
    -> Small holdings

You can read on various Motivational Quotes for Students here.

 

WEEK 5

Topic: Prospects of Mechanization
  • Possible ways of improving Agriculture through Mechanization:
    -> Financial empowerment to farmers
    -> Emphasis on technical education to train and have enough technicians
    -> Increase holdings

You can read on the Roles of Government in Agriculture here.

 

WEEK 6

Topic: Factors of Production
  • Land
  • Labour
  • Capital
  • Entrepreneur/Management

Please read on Management and Importance of Management here.

 

WEEK 7

Topic: Farm Manager
  • Functions of a farm manager:
    -> Planning
    -> Organizing
    -> Supervising and so on

Please read more on the Elements of Management here.

 

WEEK 8

Topic: Agricultural Financing
  • Sources of Farm Financing:
    -> Agricultural Banks
    -> Commercial Banks
    -> Cooperative Societies
    -> Money Lenders
    -> Individuals

 

WEEK 9

Topic: Agricultural Financing
  • Sources of Farm Financing continues:
    -> Savings and Thrift Society
    -> Self Financing
    -> Government
    -> Others

You can read on Cheque as a Method of Payment here.

 

WEEK 10

Topic: Implications of Farm Credits
  • The implication of farm credits e.g. Interest Rates

 

WEEK 11

Topic: Practical
  • Identification of Farm Machines and their parts

 

WEEK 12

Topic: Revision

 

WEEK 13

Topic: Examinations

 

Read Agric Science Scheme of Work for First Term here

Read Agric Science Scheme of Work for Second Term here

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Amazing facts in Agricultural Science

Peanuts are legumes and not nuts

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

Below are some common types of erosion:

  • Water Erosion: It is caused by rainfall and flooding on the topsoil. As a result of water erosion, some layers of the topsoil are lost.

  • Sheet Erosion: When an entire surface of land becomes eroded at a uniform (equal) level, such is referred to as sheet erosion. It is shown below:
    Sheet Erosion - Len Academy

  • Wind Erosion: It results from the actions of wind on a bare land. Wind erosion is often seen in deserts. Overgrazing and lack of vegetation cover will also enhance wind erosion on topsoil.

Please read more on types of soil erosion here.

Soil erosion is defined as a process through which the topsoil is removed or moved from one point to another by agents like wind, water, man and animals.

Soil erosion occurs naturally (wind and water) and may also be facilitated by living organisms.

Soil erosion is more likely to occur on a sloppy land and land with no vegetation cover. When this occurs, the nutrient rich layer of the topsoil is washed away; and this ultimately results in fewer plants growing on such eroded soil.

Please read more on soil erosion here

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.

Examples of carnivorous plants include sundew and Venus flytrap.

Please read more on carnivorous plants here