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JSS2: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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This is the practice of collecting mature farm produce from the crop plant. Harvesting can be done manually with simple farm tools such as hoes, sickles, or cutlass. It can also be done mechanically with the use of harvesters.

Harvesters
Harvesters.

Effects of Timely Harvesting:

a. Early harvesting prevents pest infestation.

b. Early harvesting prevents crop wastage, loss, and spoilage on the field.

c. Early harvesting improves the quality of crops and farmer’s income.

Effects of Late Harvesting:

a. There will be a shortage of food for the population.

b. There will be a reduction in farmer’s income, and also leads to the spoilage of produce.

c. Late harvesting encourages over-ripening of fruits, and also allows pests infestation.

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