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National Open University Exam Past Question – ACP301 October, 2013 Examination

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ACP301 ARABLE CROP PRODUCTION

14/16, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

 

Course Code:   ACP301

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY October, 2013 Examination

 

 

Course Title:     ARABLE CROP PRODUCTION                                     Course Credit Unit:  2 CREDIT UNIT Time:                 2hrs

Instruction:       ANSWER FOUR QUESTIONS IN TWO HOURS. QUESTION ONE IS COMPULSARY

 

Question One

 

  1. a) Classify annual crops according to taxonomic classes or groups/ use b)   Using botanical and common names, list 5 annual crops.

 

Question Two

 

  1. a) List any two annual crops in each of the provided class i)    Cereals ii)  Fibre  iii) Legumes  iv) Root/tuber
  2. b) List any two annual crops in each of the provided class Annual.( i) annual iii) perennial c)   Write short note on  the botany of maize

 

Question Three

 

  1. a) List any five climatic factors you would consider to set up a field of annual crops b)   List any five soil factors you will consider in setting up a field of annual crops
  2. c) Write a short descriptive note on land preparation in crop producti

 

Question Four

 

Write a short note on the following cultural practices.

 

  1. a) Weeding  b) mulching  c) Thinning  d) Supplying   e) pruning f) staking
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Question five

 

  1. a) List any three types of compound fertilizer
  2. b) Write out the full names of the mineral element that could be found in the fertilizer you have listed in
  3. c) Briefly described any four method of fertiliser application

 

Question Six

 

  1. a) List any five tools used in harvesting arable crops
  2. b) List any 3 primary processing practices in arable crop
  3. c) Describe any five storage method or facilities in the storage of arable crops

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