Agricultural Science

what is moulding in agriculture

what is moulding in agriculture -molding is a basic practice in agriculture to prevent soil erosion, this is usually for soil aeration. what is soil erosion ? erosion is the washing away of the soil.

Requested: Quality Controls When Growing Crops/Plants

Although plants are naturally occurring, most require more than just planting in the ground to thrive. In fact, many plants require a special balance of nutrients and minerals to grow properly. Ensuring plants get a balanced diet suited to their needs is essential, especially when growing plants intended for food or medicinal use. Several methods… read more »

Conventional & Non Conventional Farming

Conventional & Non Conventional Farming   Conventional farming (inorganic Agriculture) 1.      This is farming using pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, basically to help the food grow faster. E.g. inorganic farming- mainly uses techniques.   Non Conventional farming (organic Agriculture) 2.      It does not include the use of any fertilizers. These farmers use natural feeds and fertilizers… read more »

Business of Farming

Business of Farming     Role and importants of agriculture     The challenges confronting agriculture     Alternatives to conventional farming     Economic factors of production     Trade agreements     Farm finances and support services

Cultural practices associated with crop production

Cultural practices associated with crop production Moulding – gathering soil around the plant to avoid soil erosion, and for proper aeration. Mulching – the placing of dry grass, cardboard or plastic to keep soil moist and prevent soil erosion. Staking – a stick is placed besides a plant to prevent it from bending or fruit… read more »

Post harvest operations from farm to table

Post harvest operations from farm to table. 1. Clean fruits 2. Wash fruits 3. Dry fruits 4. Graining 5. Assembling 6. Packaging Types of processing techniques 1. Heating 2. Refrigeration 3. Fermentation 4. Freezing 5. Drying

Selected Ration for Poultry

Selected Ration for Poultry   Ration – is a 24hr allowance given to the bird to maintain its diet. Balance – given to the animals in the right proportions. Maintenance – food which is given to the animals in order to keep them healthy and alive. Examples of Ration Corn Legumes Rice Blood meal Fish… read more »

Reason why seeds will not germinate

Reason why seeds will not germinate Commercial processing of seeds is designed to ensure maximal germination, not to stop them germinating.The simple fact is that not all seeds are viable, just as not all pregnacies result in children.For various reasons seeds can fail. Sometimes that is because of genetic flaws within the seeds. Sometimes the… read more »

Types Of Stems

Types Of Stems Version 1 Different types of stems: axis of a plant. Stolon: running stems, which trail above the ground. Tuber: subterranean swellings of plant axes. Volubilate twining: a stem that will wind around objects for support. Section of a bulb: division of a bulb that allows study of the interior. Bulb: plant organ… read more »

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