Agricultural Science (All Classes)

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Agricultural Science

PROBLEMS OF FARM MANAGER

PROBLEMS OF FARM MANAGER Problems which a farm manager may face during the course of discharging his duties include: Inadequate Information: He may lack information on where to buy farm inputs, or acquire information on new innovations, current prices of farm produce, etc. Problems of Marketing: He may not know how and where to sell …

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FACTORS OF PRODUCTION (MANAGEMENT)

Farm manager is one who co-ordinates, organizes and controls the use of other factors of production to produce goods and services. In other words, the work of management is carried out by a farm manager. Decision and duties such as when to produce, what to produce, type of production, supervision of work, recruitment of workers, …

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FACTORS OF PRODUCTION (MANAGEMENT)

Management refers to the organization, coordination and control of all factors of production to ensure that the goals of the farm enterprise are met. The goals of any farm enterprise includes Making profit Reducing production cost Providing quality produce (finished or raw) Increase consumer base   FEATURES OF MANAGEMENT The following are the features or …

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FACTORS OF PRODUCTION (LAND)

Production is rhe process of combining and converting input to give rise to output. This process is aided by Land, Labour, Capital and Management (Entrepreneurship) all otherwise referred to as factors of production. So therefore factors of production are the resources that ensure the production of goods in agriculture.   Land refers to where productive …

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WEEDS AND PEST CONTROL

Methods of weed/pest Control Weed control involves removal and preventing weeds from spreading quickly and causing damage to cultivated crops. Some very common methods of weed control are:   PhysicalControl: These involve picking of weeds and insects from the crop/animal by hand. It is called Hand picking. It is most useful for large insects like …

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CHARACTERISTICS OF FARM ANIMALS

Pig Rabbit Poultry  Pig (Susdomesticus) They are the most productive of all commonly reared farm animals producing from 8 – 16 piglets per litter. Characteristics of Rabbits They possess snout (modified nose) They have long droopy/erect ears They possess short curly tail They do not have sweat pore. They are highly prolific animals farrowing u …

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