Crop Production I (Land Preparation) - KCSE AGRICULTURE NOTES, SCHEMES OF WORK, AUDIOVISUAL, OBJECTIVES, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
CROP PRODUCTION I (LAND PREPARATION)
Reasons for Seedbed Preparation;
Operations in Land Preparation
Clearing of land is necessary when:
Operations in primary cultivation
Which can be drawn by;
Choice of Implement
Factors determining number of secondary cultivation:
The process of digging soil on a continuous line and heaping on one side to produce a furrow and a bund (ridge).
It is important for root crops, to allow root expansion and for soil and water conservation.
It is the compaction of the soil to produce a firm surface which increases seed-soil contact and prevents wind erosion.
Production of an even, uniform surface which promotes uniform planting.
This is deep cultivation into the subsoil layer to break up any hardpan which might have developed.
It is done for the following reasons:-
This is the application of a combination of farming practices with the aim of reducing the disturbance of the soil.
Examples of which include:
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By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to:
TOPICS/SUBTOPICS (7 LESSONS)
Operations in land preparation
Clearing land before cultivation
QUESTIONS ON TOPIC