Topics in Agricultural SciencePrevention 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 Agriculture Terms - 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 Agricultural pest and Crops attacked Agriculture Terms - Definitions and Meanings of Agricutural Terms (I - O)
Academic Questions in Agricultural Science
Which of the following is an example of oil crop?
Concerning crops and plants, which of the following statement is incorrect?
A. All plants are not crops
B. All crops are plants
C. Cactus can be a crop
D. Corpse flower is not a plant
E. Venus flytrap is not a crop
F. All the options are correct
Which of the following is not a problem associated with agriculture?
A. Superfluous research facilities
B. Poor road network
D. Lack of storage facilities
E. Limited mechanized farming
F. Bad government policies
The above image is a _____.
The agricultural tool shown in the image (above) is used for the followings except _____.
A. For cutting tree branches, weeds, and other plant materials in farmland
B. To remove dirts from the top soil
C. For harvesting crops like sugarcane
D. To clear bushes
E. For planting crops like melon
F. To dig superficial holes for the planting of seeds
Which of the following statement is false concerning soil erosion?
A. The top soil is moved from one point to another
B. Man is an agent that bring about soil erosion
C. Wind and water are natural agents of soil erosion
D. Sheet erosion is said to occur when the surface of a land is eroded at an unequal levels
E. Deforestation will increase the likehood of wind erosion
F. Rill erosion results in the formation of miniature dongas on land
The above diagram shows a _____ erosion.
An instance of farming whereby a farmer uses animal and green manure as fertilizers in place of chemicals like NPK is termed _____.
A. Reformative farming
B. Alternative farming
C. Crude farming
D. Retrogressive farming
E. Non-Chemical farming
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Prevention of crop pest refers to the various steps taken to keep crops intact (when they are yet to be attacked by pests). They are therefore done to prevent pests from acting on crops and other agricultural produce.
The control of crop pest refers to the various actions taken by the farmer to minimize or stop the actions of pests (already acting) on agricultural produce.
Crop pests can be prevented and controlled through a variety of methods. These are:
This process involves the physical or mechanical removal of pest from an agricultural land via various techniques such as:
This method of pest control require the use of animals (or other organisms) that act as a natural enemy to pest. By nature, these animals enjoy eliminating pest. The animals used in biological control of pests typically act as a predator, parasitoid or pathogen to the appropriate pest.
Below are some examples of the biological control of pests:
Note: Any new method to be implemented in the biological control of pest must be carefully analysed and considered before they are released into the environment. This is done to prevent an attack on useful and other harmless organisms within the environment.
Chemical control of pest involves the use of toxic substances (chemicals) to eliminate pest within an environment. Such toxic substances or chemicals are generally referred to as pesticides. The pesticides can take different forms; (That is; they can exist in liquid, powdered, granular or gaseous forms).
In summary, chemical control of pest involves the use of:
Cultural control of pest is a method that requires the application of various farm practices to control pest. The application of these farm practices functions to interrupt the life cycle of the pest; thus significantly decreasing their proliferation on agricultural land.
The various farm practices that interrupts the life cycle of pests include:
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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.