Crop Production and Management Quiz

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Which of the following is an advantage of using manure in crop production?

Manure enhances the water holding capacity of the soil.

Why is water important for proper growth and development of plants?

Water helps in the absorption of minerals and fertilizers.

What is the function of irrigation in crop production?

To maintain the moisture of the soil for healthy crop growth.

Why is organic manure considered better than fertilizers?

Organic manure increases the number of friendly microbes in the soil.

What happens to the germination of seeds under dry conditions?

Seeds do not germinate under dry conditions.

What are the advantages of using manure in crop production?

The advantages of using manure in crop production include enhancing the water holding capacity of the soil, making the soil porous, increasing the number of friendly microbes, and improving the texture of the soil.

Why is water essential for crop growth?

Water is essential for crop growth as it is absorbed by the plant roots along with minerals and fertilizers. It is necessary for germination of seeds, transportation of nutrients, and protection of crops from frost and hot air currents.

What is the process of supplying water to crops at regular intervals called?

The process of supplying water to crops at regular intervals is called irrigation.

What percentage of water do plants contain?

Plants contain nearly 90% water.

What is the role of water in maintaining the moisture of the soil?

Water is essential for maintaining the moisture of the soil, which promotes healthy crop growth.

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Crop Production and Management

Fertiliser vs Manure

  • Manure is considered better than fertilisers due to its several advantages
  • Manure enhances the water holding capacity of the soil
  • Manure makes the soil porous, allowing for easy exchange of gases
  • Manure increases the number of friendly microbes in the soil
  • Manure improves the texture of the soil

Importance of Irrigation

  • Water is essential for the proper growth and development of plants
  • Plants absorb water along with minerals and fertilisers through their roots
  • Plants contain nearly 90% water
  • Water is necessary for germination of seeds, which does not take place under dry conditions
  • Nutrients dissolved in water are transported to each part of the plant
  • Water protects crops from frost and hot air currents

Irrigation Management

  • Regular watering of fields is necessary to maintain soil moisture for healthy crop growth
  • The supply of water to crops at regular intervals is called irrigation

Test your knowledge on crop production and management, including the differences between fertilizers and manure, the advantages of using manure, and the importance of irrigation.

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