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In today’s Agricultural Science class, We will be learning about Diseases of Crops. We hope you enjoy the class!
GENERAL EFFECTS OF DISEASE ON CROP PRODUCTION
- Diseases generally reduce the yield of crops
- They reduce the quality of crops
- They can cause the malformation of parts of plants
- They can kill or cause the death of a whole plant
- They cause a reduction in the income of a farmer
WAYS BY WHICH DISEASE SPREADS ON CROP FARM
- By rain splash
- Through the use of contaminated equipment
- The use of infected planting materials
- Wind blowing pathogens to other crops
- Through animals
- Through insect vectors
- Through visitors to the farm
- Through weeds
GENERAL CONTROL OF CROP PLANT DISEASES
- Cultural method: the use of crop rotation, planting of resistant varieties, tillage practice, regular weeding, pruning etc. to control or prevent disease
- Biological control: this is the use of the natural enemy of the disease to reduce or totally eliminate the disease
- Chemical control: this involves the use of pesticides such as fungicides, nematicides, insecticides to prevent disease or control disease.
- What are pathogens?
- List two examples of pathogens.
- List three physiological factors that make plants susceptible to diseases.
- List five airborne disease of crops.
Revision question 6 and 9 in Essential Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools by O. A Iwena chapter 26, page 247.
- What is a disease?
- List disease pathogens
2 Discuss briefly the cassava mosaic disease under the following headings
- Casual organism B. Transmission C. Symptoms D. Control
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In our next class, we will be learning about Pest of Crops. We are very much eager to meet you there.
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