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Which of the following sequences describes the steps in making hay?

A. Cut, dry and bale.
B. Dry, ferment and bale.
C. Cut, wilt and bale.
D. Bale, dry and cut.


Which of the following organs forms a barrier between an animal and its external environment?

A. Urinary bladder.    B. Stomach.    C. Lung.   D. Skin


A 100kg NPK 15: 15: 15 compound fertilizer has a filler Make-up weight of

A. 30kg.     B. 40kg.     C. 45kg.     D. 55kg


Which of the following practices leads to land degradation in the savanna zones of West Africa?

I. Constant annual bushfires
II. Overgrazing of grassland
III. Application of cattle manure.
IV. Cutting of woody species for fuel wood

A. I,II and III only.     B. I, II and IV only.     C. II, III and IV only.     D. I, II, III and IV.


One of the main disadvantages of mechanical tillage is the

A. low initial cost of equipment.
B. need for special training before machines can be used.
C. use of heavy equipment leading to soil compaction.
D. use of foreign exchange to purchase machine parts


Which of the following factors should be considered when sowing seeds in the field?

I. Time of sowing.    II. Plant density.    III. Depth of sowing.    IV. Method of sowing

A. I and II only.    B. I, II and III only.    C. III and IV only.    D. I, II, III and IV


The characteristic of draught animals which does not influence traction effort is

A. age.    B. sex.    C. breed of animal.    D. meat quality


Plant nutrients are restored during the fallow period through.

A. reduced soil erosion.
B. accumulation of soil organ in matter.
C. reduced evaporation from the soil.
D. accumulation of farmyard manure



Calculate the percentage change in the total quantity supplied if the price decreases from N5,000.00 per kg to N3,000.00 per kg

A. 85%    B. 71%    C. 41%    D. 29%


Which of the following characteristics is not true of tree species used in alley cropping?

A. Shallow rooting system
B. Regenerate rapidly after pruning.
C. Excellent canopy formation.
D. Capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen


Heat in farm animals can be detected by the following signs except

A. redness of the vulva.
B. low body temperature.
C. loss of appetite.
D. frequent urination


The processes by which animals release carbon dioxide into the air are

A. respiration and decay.
B. respiration and ammonification.
C. nitrification and decay.
D. denitrification and ammonification


Insect damage to crops takes the form of

A. chewing, grinding and sucking.
B. grinding, piercing and chewing
C. piercing, sucking and grinding.
D. chewing. sucking and piercing.


The characteristic odour in billy goats can be removed through

A. docking.     B. castrating.     C. drenching.     D. dipping


Which of the following activities are functions of agricultural marketing boards in West Africa?

I. Price stabilization within seasons.
II. Harvesting of the farm produce.
III. Grading and standardization of produce.
IV. Market research for produce

A. I and II only.    B. II and III only.    C. II, III, and IV only.    D. I, III and IV only


Which of the following characteristics is not important in beef cattle production?

I. Increased butter-fat percentage.
II. High feed conversion efficiency.
Ill. High yield of lean meat.

A. I only.    B. I and II only.    C. II and III only.    D. I, II and III.


The following are signs of ill-health in farm animals except

A. uncoordinated gift.
B. dull eyes.
C. high body temperature.
D. increased appetite


An example of a piercing and sucking insect-pest of crops is a _____

A. mealy bug.     B. grasshopper.    C.  weevil.    D. termite


If the spacing of a crop is 3.6m x 4.5m, determine the crop population per hectare.

A. 769    B. 617.    C. 44.    D. 408


Which of the following factors affect the work rate of draught animals?

I. Feed intake    II. Breed of animal.    III. Harness for hitching.    IV. Height of animal.

A. I, II and III only.
B. I, II and IV only
C. II, III and IV only.
D. I, II, III and IV only.


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