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Agricultural Methods and Pest Management

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  • Q1

    1. ______ involves cutting down trees and burning the trees and other vegetation in a small area of the forest.

    Modern Agriculture

    Mechanized Agriculture

    Shifting agriculture

    Labor-Intensive Agriculture

    15s
  • Q2

    2. Spraying of DDT produces pollution of....

    Air and Water

    Air, water, and soil

    Air and Soil

    Air

    10s
  • Q3

    3. Pesticide responsible for Ozone depletion is ______.

    BHC

    None of the above

    Melathion

    DDT

    10s
  • Q4

    4. The concept of ecological succession can best help explain which of the following questions in agriculture?

    Why are certain types of plants more likely than others to be common weeds in an agricultural field?

    How do insects pests develop resistance to a particular pesticide that has been overused?

    Why does following a strict crop-rotation schedule help control insect pests and diseases?

    How does soil temperature affect nutrient uptake by crop plants?

    15s
  • Q5

    5. Which of the following is likely to be one of the operating principles of a greenhouse that uses a strategy of integrated pest management to control pests?

    Non-native plants species are grown to minimize pest populations.

    Plant pests are allowed to exist as long as their numbers are below the economic threshold.

    All plants must be grown without the use of chemical fertilizers.

    The use of all insecticides is prohibited within the greenhouse.

    15s
  • Q6

    6. Which of the following describe the characteristics of the perfect pesticide, except one?

    It would affect only the target organism.

    It would have a long half-life

    It would break down into harmless materials.

    It would be inexpensive.

    10s
  • Q7

    7. What kind of process that accumulates higher and higher amounts of material within the body of an animal?

    None of the above

    Biomagnification

    Bio-acquisition

    Bioaccumulation

    10s
  • Q8

    8. Why are pesticides so widely used?

    Utilizing of pesticides has increased, at least in the short term, the amount of food that can be grown in many parts of the world.

    All of the above

    It is used because of the economic value of pesticides.

    Many health problems are currently impossible to control without insecticides.

    15s
  • Q9

    9. _____ is a technique that depends on a complete understanding of all ecological aspects of the crop and the particular pests to which it is susceptible to establish pest control strategies.

    Crop rotation

    Pest Management Technique

    Integrated pest management

    Precision agriculture

    15s
  • Q10

    10. Large tracts of the machines must be planted in the same crop for efficient planting, cultivating, and harvesting, a practice known as _______.

    polyculture

    microculture

    transcultural

    monoculture

    10s

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