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AGRIC 2014 ANSWERS




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(1a) Commercial farming:
this is the production of cash
crops animals in large
quantity. These products are
produced majorly for sale.

(1b)
(I) Canning industry:
(II)
Beverage industry: coffee
and orange
(III) Feed mill:
palm kernel and

(1d)
Surface irrigation: this is the
system by which water is
made to flow on the surface
of the farm land by means
furrow, channels and
flooding.

(1e) (i) Horizon A:
this is the tops soil in the
horizon. It is preoccupied
with partly decomposed
organic matter. After this
horizon is horizon B which is
subsoil
(ii) Horizon D: this is
the last horizon in the soil
profile. It is unweathered
soil.



(4a) Animal nutrition can be
defined as the science of
feeding.

(4b) -it aids ovulation and
heat period -it helps to
develop secondary sexual
characters -it brings about
puberty in female animal -it
helps to develop mammary
gland

(4c) (i) selection-this is the
process of picking from a
group of animals which
schow desirable qualities.
(ii) breeding-this is the
process of producing
offsprings with desirable
qualities (iii) introduction-
this is the bringing into the
country or farm,new breeds
of good qualities

(4d) Ornamental plants are
plants majorly flowers
planted for decoration of
houses and offices

(4e) -budding -grafting



(6a)
(i)it helps west african
farmers to increase their
plant and livestocks
(ii)it acts as a connecting
link between the
researchers and the farming
communities of west african
thereby increasing their
farm inputs
(iii)it helps west african
farmers to attain certain
skills and specialization in
the production of certain
crops and animals are also
acquired by the farmers
through the agent
(iv)agricultural extension
development program helps
to improve the outlook of
west african farmers
towards their problems or
difficulties
(v)it helps in the
introduction of land
management to west african
farmers and the
management techniques
which increase land fertility
and productivity

(6b)
(i)low level of illiteracy
among farmers which makes
them find it difficult to
follow instructions on new
farming techniques
(ii)the farm inputs being
grossly inadequate and
usually getting to the
farmers very late
(iii)poor facilities for
extension communication
which limits the scope and
efficiency of coverage
(iv)many agents being
ignorant of the traditions
and customs of their target
communities often run foul
of them,thereby making it
difficult for them to receive
audience

(6c)
(i)soil requirement;-rich
sandy loam
(ii)method of propagation;-
by seeds
(iii)
-store in jute bags
-clean rhombust silos

(6d)
(i)field pests;-stem
borer,grasshopper
(ii)storage pest;-maize
weevil,rats



(5a)
Elasticity of demand is the
degree of responsiveness of
demand to little change in
prices of goods and services

(5b)
I-collateral serves as surety
especially when a farmer is
seeking for a loan either in
the bank or other means.
II-farm inventory: this is
farm record that records all
the activities in the farm

(5c)
Merit
-it create job opportunity
-it grants credit facilities to
consumers
-makes produces available
to consumers
Demerit
-it create artificial scarcity
-they inflate price of
produce
-they exploit consumers

(5d)
Roles of testoterone:
-it is male sex hormone
-it develop sperm
Roles of progesterone
-it helps to set the uterus for
implantation
-inhibit oestrus and ovulation
activities

(5e)
-drying
-salting
-smoking
-refrigeration

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