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National Open University Exam Past Question – CPT514 JUNE/JULY EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA CPT514 POST HARVEST HANDLING AND STORAGE

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY JUNE/JULY EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE:   CPT514

COURSE TITLE:   POST HARVEST HANDLING AND STORAGE

TIME ALLOWED: 2 Hours

INSTRUCTION:    ANSWER ANY FOUR QUESTION

 

 

QUESTION 1

  1. a) List five environmental conditions that can  aid produce deterioration.
  2. b) Briefly describe how any four of the factors can be modified to enhance a prolonged life span of produce.
  3. c) Define ( i) blanching (ii) cur

 

QUESTION 2

  1. a) List any group of four organisms that  cause deterioration in farm produce.
  2. b) Explain the function of water in plant.
  3. c) List out the indices of ripening in a farm produce.

 

QUESTION 3.

  1. a) What are the cultural/mechanical factors that lead to fast  deterioration in harvested farm produce.
  2. b) List any five structure that can be use to preserve farm produce. c)  Bravely describe the effect of poor storage of farm produce.

 

QUESTION 4

write a short descriptive note on each of the following. a)   Storage ( b) Preservation ( C) primary processing.

 

QUESTION 5

  1. a) ( I)List any 2 diseases of stored produce and (ii) name their causal organisms. b)  Explain how ripening can be induced in the store.
  2. c) List how ripening can be delayed in the store.
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QUESTION 6

  1. a) List any four post harvest technology procedure.
  2. b) Mention the effect of any four mineral elements of the storability of farm produce. c)  What are the effects of rough handling on farm produce?

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