FCI Agriculture Quiz 41

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Q1. Irrigation methods suitable for maize crop

  1. Flood irrigation
  2. Check basin
  3. Surge irrigation
  4. Sprinkler irrigation
  5. None of these

Explanation:- The term “ Surge irrigation” refers to delivering irrigation flows into individual long furrows (more than 25m up to 200m) in an intermittent fashion of predetermined ON-OFF time cycles (5 minutes to 10 minutes) with the design duration of irrigation.

 

Q2. Cover crops mean

  1. It breaks the surface crust which forms after each down power
  2. A simple practice of farming across the slope, keeping the same level, as far as possible is technically called cover crops
  3. Cultivated legumes, in general, furnish a better cover and hence better protection to cultivated land against erosion than ordinary cultivated crops
  4. System of growing of two or more crops simultaneously in the same field without any definite row pattern.
  5. None of these

Explanation:- A crop is grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil.

 

Q3. The red colour of the soil is due to the presence of ………………….minerals.

  1. Hematite
  2. Bauxite
  3. Aluminium
  4. Marsh
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Its red colour is mainly due to ferric oxides occurring as thin coatings on the soil particles while the iron oxide occurs as haematite or as hydrous ferric oxide. When it occurs in the hydrate form as limonite the soil gets a yellow colour.

 

Q4. Removal of soil particles due to raindrops is called as

  1. Rill erosion
  2. Sheet erosion
  3. Splash erosion
  4. Gully erosion
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Gully erosion happens when runoff concentrates and flows strongly enough to detach and move soil particles. For example, a waterfall may form, with runoff picking up energy as it plunges over the gully head.

 

Q5. Shelling percentage of maize

  1. 25%
  2. 49%
  3. 50%
  4. 55%
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Shelling percentage of maize is 49%.

 

Q6. A seed rate of wheat for broadcasting method

  1. 100 kg/ha
  2. 40 kg/ha
  3. 20 kg/ha
  4. 80 kg/ha
  5. None of these

Explanation:- In India wheat is a winter (rabi) crop. Seed rate: For medium-sized grain varieties Seed rate of 100 kg/ha, for bold seeded variety 125 kg/ha and for late sown seed rate of 125-150 kg/ha is recommended.

 

Q7. What is the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the groundnut for 2021-22?

  1. 4500 Rs/Q
  2. 6000 Rs/Q
  3. 5550 Rs/Q
  4. 6300 Rs/Q
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for Kharif Crops for marketing season 2021-22.

Groundnut 5550 Rs/Q.

 

Q8.The growth of plants is measured by

  1. Barograph
  2. Crescograph
  3. Heliograph
  4. Lysimeter
  5. None of these

Explanation:- An auxanometer is an apparatus for measuring the increase of growth in plants.

 

Q9. Indian institute on water management is situated at

  1. Patna
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Jabalpur
  4. Bhubaneswar
  5. None of these

Explanation:- The institute is located at Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar on 5.71 ha of land along with its main office-cum-laboratory building, guest house and residential complex.

 

Q10. Soil erosion by wind brings about serious damage to soil by changing

  1. Soil permeability
  2. Soil structure
  3. Soil texture
  4. Soil plasticity
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Soil texture (such as loam, sandy loam or clay) refers to the proportion of sand, silt and clay-sized particles that make up the mineral fraction of the soil.

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