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Wheat Cultivation Quiz

Test your knowledge of wheat cultivation with this quiz! Learn about the characteristics of wheat, its uses, soil suitability, climate requirements, and its significance in Ireland. See how much you know about this important crop.

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What family does wheat belong to?

Wheat belongs to the Gramineae family.

What is the pH range of soil suitable for wheat cultivation?

Soil suitability must be well-drained sandy loam or brown earth soil with a pH of 5.5 - 7.

When is winter wheat typically sown?

Winter wheat is sown in late September – November.

What are some diseases that affect wheat?

<p>Some diseases that affect wheat include leaf blotch, powdery mildew, and leaf rust.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is BYDV and how is it transmitted?

<p>BYDV is Barley dwarf virus, a viral disease transmitted by aphids.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are leatherjackets and wireworms in relation to wheat cultivation?

<p>Leatherjackets are crane fly larvae that feed on the crop, and wireworms are click beetle larvae that hatch and feed on crops.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the method of harvesting wheat?

<p>Wheat is harvested with a combine harvester.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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