Agriculture

JSS1 Agricultural Science Third Term: Uses of Organic Compounds In Agriculture

Topic: Uses of Organic Compounds in Agriculture Content: Meaning of Organic compounds Uses of Organic Compounds  Meaning of Organic Compounds Organic compounds are natural molecular combinations that have been created as a result of organism growth and decomposition. This should not be confused with non organic elements like water and minerals, which are natural but not [...]

JSS2 Agricultural Science Third Term: Crop Plant Diseases

Topic: Crop Plant Diseases Generally disease can be defined as an infection or unfavourable condition caused by living organisms (pathogens) or non-living things expressed in characteristic conditions known as symptoms and harmful to the organism or its parts or it may simply reduce the market value. Plant Disease A plant disease may be defined as [...]

Classwork Series {Agricultural Science – SS3}: Principles of Animal Health Management

WEEK 4 Agricultural Science, S.S.S 3, First Term TOPIC: Principles of Animal health management Content CAUSES OF DISEASE IN ANIMALS In order to understand what causes disease in animals, we first need to know what disease is. Disease (also known as sickness) is any process that interferes with the way the different parts of the [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {Agriculture – JSS1}: Types of Agriculture

Agriculture JSS1 Week 3 Topic: TYPES OF AGRICULTURE Contents: Types of Agriculture Difference between Commercial and Subsistence Agriculture A. Types of Agriculture The two major types of agriculture are Commercial Agriculture Subsistence Agriculture Commercial (Industrialized) Agriculture: Commercial or Industrialized farming occurs when a farm is set up for the sole purpose of producing crops and [...]

Classwork Exercise and Series (Agricultural Science: SS1): Animal Husbandry

Definition Of Animal Husbandry Animal husbandry is the management and care of farm animals by humans for profit, in which genetic qualities and behaviour are considered to be advantageous to humans and for further development. The term can also be refer to the practice of selectively breeding and raising livestock to promote desirable traits in [...]

Classwork Series and Exercise {Agriculture – JSS1}: Branches Of Agriculture

Agriculture JSS1 Week 4 Topic: BRANCHES OF AGRICULTURE Branches of Agriculture Agriculture is a broad science with many branches which are explained below: Animal Science: Animal Science is described as "studying the biology of animals that are under the control of mankind". Wildlife Conservation: Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {Agricultural Science – SS2}: Roles Of Plant Nutrients

WEEK 6 Agricultural Science. S.S.S 2 Second Term TOPIC: Roles of Plant Nutrients   Sixteen plant food nutrients are essential for proper crop development. Each is equally important to the plant, yet each is required in vastly different amounts. These differences have led to the grouping of these essential elements into three categories; primary (macro) nutrients, [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {Agricultural Science – JSS2}: Cultural Practices Associated with Crop Production

Agricultural science, JSS 2, Week 3 Topic:  Cultural Practices Associated with crop production The Cultural practices associated with crop production are: Moulding : This is the gathering of soil around the plant to avoid soil erosion, and for proper aeration. Mulching : Mulching is the placing of dry grass, cardboard or plastic to keep soil [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {Agricultural Science: SS1} – Agricultural Laws and Reforms

WEEK 3 Agricultural Science S.S.S 1 TOPIC: AGRICULTURAL LAWS AND REFORMS LAND AND ITS USES From agricultural stand point, land is defined as the solid part of the earth surface in which agricultural activities can be practiced. Land like air and water is a free gift of nature. Use of Land for Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Purposes [...]