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1a) commercial agricultural is a type of agriculture which is
concerned with the production of food,animal and cah crops in large
quantities of sales. It involvess the cultivations of large hectares
of land, huge investment of capital, the use of hired labour and the
use of agro-chemicals
* They assist in rural development by providing social amenities like,
road,water supply,health centers.
* They carry out research to improve or develop new crops varieties
* The carry out research to improve or develop breeds of animals
* Provision of financial support for agricultural extension project
* Improvement of farmer awarness and agricultural knowledge
- Construction of new feeder roads to open up the rural areas
- Construction of wider ways to link up the river in areas
- Construction of railways to connect rural area to the urban centers
- it prevent fragmentation of land since land aquired under the decree
cannot be shared into bit
- it has facilitated borrowing of capital for further investment in agriculture
- it has reduce in the number and frequency of court case over land ownership
- it made land acquisition relatively easier for new entrant into agriculture
3a)weathering can be defined as the breakdown of rock into tiny
pieces to form soil
1. planting cover crops:cover crops help to provide shade,prevent
erosion and add more nutrients to the soil.
2. application of compost manure:it help to blind the sand particles
together and also add more nutrients to the soil.
3. application of farmyard manure:this will add nutrients and also
improve the structure of the soil.
4. mulching the soil:mulching sandy soil prevent water loss
through evaporation and nutrient loss by water erosion.
1.it determines the level of fertility of the soil.
2.a good soil structure support aeration.
3.it also prevent erosion and wodertogging.
4.a good soil structure has a good water retaining capacity.
5.it also supports the growth of crops.
- 2.citrus-(1)sweet orange(2)sour orange
- 3.yam-(1)droscoren rotundata-white yam(2)dioscorea alata-water
* taungga system is the planting of both food crops and forest trees
on the same piece of land
- 1.the prohibition of bush burning
- 2.ban of indiscriminate culting of timbertrees
- 3.encouraging people to plant trees
i. Mass selection: crop plant are selected or rejected on d basis of their own performance or merit.
ii. Pure line selection: this type of selection in which only one crop plant with good characteristics
Dominant character: this is a trait or character that is expressed in an offspring when two individuals with contrasting characters or traits are crossed. Dominant genes on the other hand are genes which control dominant characters. For instance, in a very tall plant, there may be the gene for shortness but the gene has no influence on the gene for tallness.
i. Proper timing of plant
ii. Adoption of better cultivation methods
iii. Use of manures and fertilizers
iv. Control of pests of crops
v. Use of resistant varieties
vi. Use of good crop varieties.
6bi.Cassava mosaic disease
1. Stunted growth.
2. Vein clearing
3. Distortion of leaves and stems
iii.2 Preventive and control Measures
1. Uproot and burn infected plants
2. Farm sanitation
animal Improvement refers to the ways of developing and breeding only
those animals that show the greatest merit under consideration such as
good feed conversion,growth rate,disease resistance,egg size etc.
Six Aims Of Animal Improvement
i. To produce animals that can give high yield or products in form of
ii. To produce animals that can provide high quality of products such
as,low back-fat thickness,yolk size,shell hardness,etc.
iii. To produce animals with high feed conversion efficiency.
iv. To produce animals with high growth rate.
v. To produce animals with early maturity.
vi. To produce animals which can adapt to climaic (enviromental) conditions.
Effects of feed shortages in animal production.
i. It leads to low birth weight
ii. It result in poor reproduction or late maturity
iii. Draft animals become weak and unable to work
iv. There is slow growth rate of livestock
v. It also leads to increased susceptibility to diseases
Conditions Neccesary For Siting a Fish Pond.
i. Vegetation of d area: low vegetation, especially grasslands are
preffered. Woody suites are not suitable because clearing and stumping
will greatly increase the cost of setting up the fish pond.
ii. Topography: the shape of the land should allow for easy draining
and filling of pond with water.
iii. Soil structure: soil structure in the area must be fertile so as
to supply nutrients to the fish. E.g. Clay soil
disease can be defined as any forms of abnormality in the
functions of the tissues,organs of system of the animal body.
1.heaalth status of the animal:animals with poor health stand the
rist of getting infected with diseases faster than animals with good
2.nutrition:animals which are poorly feed are easily infected with
diseases than animals that are well feed with balanced diet
3.sanitation:-poor sanitation,including dirty environment could
predispose animals to diseases
4.breeds of animals:poor breeds of animals are in position to get
infected with disease than good breeds
5.unfavourable climate conditions:extremes of
temperature,winds,rainfall e.t.c do predispose farm animals to
1 animal are culled because of disease
2. failure to reproduce
3. undesirable breed type
4. animals may be culled because of age
5. inherited defects.
6. they may be culled because of death
1. it maximizes the used of land
2. it maximizes the used of labour
3. birds are protected from harsh weather condition.
1. Inadequate transportation system: lack of vehicles and bad road
prevent easy transportation of food items from rural to urban areas.
2. Small scale production: production is in s:all scale because
peasant farmers produce very little output
.3. Inadequate market infrastructure: infrastructure such as
electricity, pipe borne water, telephone e.t.c which can promote good
marketing are inadequate
.4.Inadequate storage facilities: most produce are wasted due to lack
of storage facilities.
1. planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against
2. practical activities, e.g. driving tractors, operating machinery,
feeding livestock, spraying fields, etc
3. marketing the farm's products
4. buying supplies, such as fertiliser and seeds
5. arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery
6. planning activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them
7. maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops
8. understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans
9. making sure that products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions
Agricultural extension is a proccess whereby modern farming techniques
and research findings are taken to the farmers through extension
workers and,problems of the farmers are taken to research institutions
i. Innovators: innovators are farmers who introduce changes or new
ideas of farming into a new area. Such ideas may reach the innovators
through the extension agents,mass media,or they might have seen it
done in another place.
ii. Early Adopters: Early adopters is the second group that comes in
immediately after the innovators. Depending on a number of factors as
discussed above,the percentage of early adopters may be be high or
iii. Late adopters: are the third group of farmers that can accept new
ideas and techniques. In Most Cases,the number or percentage of late
adopters is ussually very high.
Importance Of Profit and loss account in Agricultural Economics.
i. It helps to detect if the farm enterprise is making profits or losses.
ii. It helps to determine the overall performance of the farm at the
end of the accounting period.
iii. It aids future planning of the farm for better results.
Five Sources Of Farm Finance.
i. Agricultural Bank
ii. Commercial Bank
iii.Thrift and saving society
iv. Money Lenders
v. Cooperative societies
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