Which of the following is not a characteristic feature of peasant farming?
A. inability to repay loan
B. long-term loan facility
C. lack of capital
D. small farm-holding
E. inability to obtain farm input
The principal involved in crop production include the following, I. controlling of diseases, weed and pests, II. maintaining the quality of agricultural produce, III. conserving and preserving of natural resources, IV. controlling soil erosion. Which of the following combination does the government aim at when making agricultural policies?
A. I and II only
B. III and IV only
C. I, II and III only
D. I, II,III and IV
E. II,III and IV
Which of the following is not a problem of agricultural development in Nigeria?
A. provision of food and employment opportunity
B. land tenure system
C. poor and fluctating climatic conditions
D. poor storage facilities
E. primitive production techniques
What is the purpose of wildlife conservation?
A. keeping animals in forests
B. preventing wild animals from destroying crops
C. preventing the extinction of some wild animals
D. ensuring that hunters always have some games
E. earning foreign exchange through export of meat
Adequate knowledge of climate is useful in determining the following except
A. method of land clearing to adopt
B. tillage pratices
C. crop and livestock management practices
D. harvesting and storage
E. marketing practices and stategies
The most important soil microorganism which are effective decomposers of wood in forest areas are
B. wood beetles
Which of the following is not a biotic factor affecting agricultural production?
The effect of clearing agricultural lands clean of all vegetation and or trees include the following except
A. exposure of soil to erosion
B. compaction of soil
D. complete removal of soil nutrients
E. exposure of subsoil
Which of the following is not an advantage of drip-irrigation?
A. fertilizers can be applied through the system
B. there is reduction in the concentration of salt in the root zone
C. the system operates on a much lower line pressure than spinkler system
D. its efficiency on water distribution in steep slopes is poor
E. there is considerable maximization on use of water
Chlorosis observed along the veins of leaves is a characteristic symptom for the deficiency of
The removal of excess water from the soil surface and the upper subsoil is known as
D. surface turn-off
Which of the following is not an effect of manuring on the soil?
A. adding plant nutrients to the soil
B. releasing adequate plant nutrients of the appropriate time
C. facilitating soil aeration and movement of soil moisture
D. enhancing the activities of soil microorganisms