ARE 141 PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION Click to view

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

COURSE CODE: ARE 141
COURSE TITLE: PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION

DATE:16TH APRIL 2014 TIME: 9.00AM – 12.00PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any THREE questions
This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.

1. a) Explain briefly the criteria used in classifying cropping systems. (4 Marks)
b) State the disadvantages of shifting cultivation. (5 Marks)
c) Explain the significance of crop storage to Kenyan economy. (5 Marks)
d) Define crop rotation and state its principles. (4 Marks)
e) Highlight the principles of effective utilisation of phosphorous and potassium fertilizers. (7 Marks)
2. Discuss the methods of fertilizer application. (15 Marks)

3. Explain the cultural practices of disease control. (15 Marks)

4. Define intercropping and explain its advantages and disadvantages. (15 Marks)

5. Discuss the factors affecting mechanized harvesting of crops. (15 Marks)

 

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