AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

MEANING OF CROP PEST

MEANING OF CROP PEST

A pest can be described as any organism capable of causing damage to crop plant. Types of Crop Pest Important pests of crop plants are grouped into the following classes: ...
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MEANING AND CAUSES OF DISEASES OF CROPS

MEANING AND CAUSES OF DISEASES OF CROPS

A plant disease may be defined as a departure or deviation of the plant from the normal state of health, presenting marked symptoms or outward visible signs. In other words, ...
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PROCESSES OF CROP IMPROVEMENT

PROCESSES OF CROP IMPROVEMENT

The processes of crop improvement include: Introduction. Selection. Breeding or Hybridization. a) Introduction: This involves the importation of introduction or some varieties of crops with desirable characteristics into areas where ...
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MENDEL’S WORK IN GENETICS

MENDEL’S WORK IN GENETICS

Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) was a monk in an Augustinian monastery in Brunn, Austria. He is often regarded as the father of genetics because his work formed the foundation for scientific ...
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DEFINITION OF SOME GENETIC TERMS

DEFINITION OF SOME GENETIC TERMS

In order to understand the Mendelian Laws and its usefulness in plant breeding, it is important to know some technical words which we shall come across in crop improvement. Genes: ...
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ANIMAL IMPROVEMENT

ANIMAL IMPROVEMENT

Animal improvement refers to the ways of developing and breeding only those animals that show the greatest merit under consideration such as good feed conversion, growth rate, disease resistance and ...
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FOREST MANAGEMENT

FOREST MANAGEMENT

Forest can be defined as a large area of land covered with trees and bushes, either growing wild or planted for some purposes. Forestry, on the other hand, is the ...
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FARM ACCOUNTS AND RECORDS

FARM ACCOUNTS AND RECORDS

MEANING OF FARM ACCOUNTS Farm accounts are statements of money paid out or received for goods and services used in a farming business. Money is received due to sales of ...
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DETERMINATION OF PRICE BY DEMAND AND SUPPLY

DETERMINATION OF PRICE BY DEMAND AND SUPPLY

In a market, there are buyers and sellers. The buyers bring their money to the market to buy the goods (demand) while the sellers bring the goods to the market ...
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PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY

PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY

Supply may be defined as the quantity of goods which a producer is willing and ready to offer for sale at a given price over a given period of time ...
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