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SS1: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 2ND TERM

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  1. Agro-Allied Industries and Relationship between Agriculture and Industry | Week 1
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    1 Quiz
  2. Environmental Factors Affecting Agricultural Production | Week 2
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Rock Formation | Week 3
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Soil Formation and Profile Development | Week 4
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Types, Composition and Properties of Soil | Week 5
    10 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Simple Farm Tools: Uses and Maintenance | Week 6
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Farm Machines and Implements | Week 7
    6 Topics
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Topic Content:

  • Tractor-Coupled Implements
  • Plough (Disc Plough, Mouldboard Plough)
  • Harrows
  • Spring-tine Cultivator
  • Ridgers
  • Maintenance of Ploughs, Harrows, Cultivators and Ridgers

These are implements which are coupled to a tractor and towed in order to enable them perform their specific functions.

Examples:

Ploughs, Harrows, Ridgers, Cultivators, Harvesters, Planters, Sprayers, Mower, Baler, Fertilizer applicator.

Primary and Secondary Tillage Implements:

Soil tillage is a method of soil preparation in order to provide a suitable medium for crop growth. It can also be defined as the practice of aerating the soil to permit moisture and air to permeate, allowing seeds to germinate, encouraging root growth/crop growth, controlling weed growth, and integrating fertilizers into the soil.

Primary Tillage Implements:

These are implements used to break and turn soil over and in so doing, clods or lumps are formed. For example, Plough.

 

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