Agriculture Agriculture Form 4 Agriculture Notes ZIMSEC O LEVEL NOTES

ZIMSEC Form 4 Agriculture Complete Summary Notes 1 – 2

Agriculture, or farming, is a primary industry. Farmers cultivate crops and rear animals to produce food and other products. Agriculture is affected by many of

Agriculture Agriculture Form 1 Agriculture Notes Form One

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM ONE) NOTES – SOIL AND ITS AGRICULTURERAL UTILIZATION

SOIL AND ITS AGRICULTURERAL UTILIZATION THEME 06 : SOIL AND ITS AGRICULTURERAL UTILIZATION Soil originates from Latin word “solum” meaning floor. Thus it’s a natural

Agriculture Agriculture Form 1 Agriculture Notes Form One

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM ONE) NOTES – FARMING BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

FARMING BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION THEME 05: FARMING BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION Agricultural economics (agronomic) is an applied field of economics concerned with

Agriculture Agriculture Form 1 Agriculture Notes Form One

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM ONE) NOTES – INTRODUCTION TO LIVE STOCK SCIENCE AND PRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION TO LIVE STOCK SCIENCE AND PRODUCTION THEME 04 : INTRODUCTION TO LIVESTOCK SCIENCE AND PRODUCTION LIVESTOCK: This is the term representing all domestic animals

Agriculture Agriculture Form 1 Agriculture Notes Form One

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM ONE) NOTES – CROP PRODUCTION

CROP PRODUCTION THEME 3.0: CROP PRODUCTION Introduction to crops science and production There are many 350,000 known species of plants in the work but relatively

Agriculture Agriculture Form 1 Agriculture Notes Form One

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM ONE) NOTES – AGRICULTURE MECHANICS

AGRICULTURE MECHANICS THEME 2.0: AGRICULTURE MECHANICS Introduction In order to do work Energy must be expended / used. The rate energy expenditure, proportional to the

Agriculture Agriculture Form 1 Agriculture Notes Form One

AGRICULTURE FOM 1 – GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE SCIENCE

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE SCIENCE THEME 01 : GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE SCIENCE Definition of agriculture- Is the science and art of cultivating crops and

Agriculture Agriculture Form 4 Agriculture Notes Form Four

AGRICULTURE FOM 4- AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

THEME 5.0: AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Environmental degradation Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and

Agriculture Agriculture Form 4 Agriculture Notes Form Four

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM FOUR) NOTES – SOIL AND ITS UTILIZATION IN AGRICULTURE

THEME 4.0: SOIL AND ITS UTILIZATION IN AGRICULTURE Soil fertility: is the capacity/ability of the soil to supply the plant nutrients required by the crop

Agriculture Agriculture Form 4 Agriculture Notes Form Four

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM FOUR) NOTES – FARMING BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

ii. Price setting: Usually the sellers set the price at which to sell their products. Marketing conditions i.e supply and demand, pricing policies, competition are

Agriculture Agriculture Form 4 Agriculture Notes Form Four

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM FOUR) NOTES – LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

i. Help to estimate the expected progress towards environment of animals. Table to show heritability of dairy cattle Character Heritability Milk production 25% Dairyconformation 20%

Agriculture Agriculture Form 4 Agriculture Notes Form Four

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM FOUR) NOTES – CROP PRODUCTION

ii. Coffee Arabica Family name: Rubiaceae Origin: The plant originated from Ethiopia highlands and was introduced in East Africa towards the end of 19th Century

Agriculture Agriculture Form 3 Agriculture Notes Form Three

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM THREE) NOTES – LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

THEME 3.0: LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION Pig farming Advantages of keeping a pig i. Pigs can eat a variety of food or products and are fast growers.

Agriculture Agriculture Form 3 Agriculture Notes Form Three

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM THREE) NOTES – CROP PRODUCTION

THEME 2.0: CROP PRODUCTION ANNUAL FIELD CROPS PRODUCTION Meaning of field crops: Non-horticultural grown for economic importance. Categories: a) Cereals: These are crops bearing seeds

Agriculture Agriculture Form 3 Agriculture Notes Form Three

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM THREE) NOTES – CROP PRODUCTION

THEME 2.0: CROP PRODUCTION ANNUAL FIELD CROPS PRODUCTION Meaning of field crops: Non-horticultural grown for economic importance. Categories: a) Cereals: These are crops bearing seeds

Agriculture Agriculture Form 3 Agriculture Notes Form Three

AGRICULTURE O LEVEL(FORM THREE)- AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS

THEME 1.0: AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS Introduction: In order to do work ENERGY must e used, the rate of expenditure is proportional to the rate of doing