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SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY AG165: FIELD AND PLANTATION CROPS PRODUCTION MID-SEMESTER EXAMINATION – SEMESTER 2, 2019 Total: 84 Marks [20% of your final grade] Time Allowed: 2 Hours NAME:________________________________ ID NUMBER:_______________________ INTRODUCTION (16 marks) 1. Define agriculture? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 1 mark 2. What were the climatic conditions responsible for the start of agriculture in many regions of the world? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 2 marks 3. Fill in the table below to show your understanding of agronomy and horticulture. Each of the five numbered boxes (1,2,3,4 & 5) represents a characteristic we can use to explain the scope of these two branches of plant agriculture. Insert these five characters comparing agronomy and horticulture. Agronomy Horticulture 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. Page 1 of 14
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4. 4 5. 5. 5 marks 4. List the four categories of agronomic crops. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ 4 marks 5. Give the centers of origin of these agronomic crops found in the South Pacific countries CROP CENTER OF ORIGIN Taro Yam Cassava Sweet potato 4 marks Page 2 of 14
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AROIDS [26 marks] 6. Discuss the importance of the aroid crops in the Pacific Islands communities.
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