JSS2: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM
Farm Structures & Building | Week 12 Topics
Definition of Farm Buildings | Week 25 Topics|1 Quiz
Crop Propagation & Cultural Practices I | Week 33 Topics
Crop Propagation & Cultural Practices II | Week 43 Topics|1 Quiz
Agricultural Practices I | Week 53 Topics
Agricultural Practices II | Week 63 Topics
Harvesting Operations | Week 74 Topics
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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.
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 farmers’ income.
Effects of Late Harvesting:
a. There will be a shortage of food for the population.
b. There will be a reduction in farmers’ income, which also leads to the spoilage of produce.
c. Late harvesting encourages over-ripening of fruits, and also allows pest infestation.