CAUSES OF LOSS OF SOIL NUTRIENTS

WAYS IN WHICH SOIL NUTRIENTS CAN BE LOST (1) Crop Removali. Nutrients are removed from the soil by crops for growth, development and production.ii. When the crops are harvested, the nutrients contained in the plants are never returned to the soil.iii. The rapid removal of nutrients from the soil by continuous croppingg completely deprives the… Continue reading CAUSES OF LOSS OF SOIL NUTRIENTS

THE CARBON CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE

what is Carbon cycle Carbon cycle: involves the series of processes which contribute to the circulation of carbon in nature.i. Carbon dioxide is removed from the air mainly by photosynthesis during which plants use it to manufacture their own food.ii. Carbon is lost in form of carbonates of calcium and magnesium through leaching and drainageThe… Continue reading THE CARBON CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE

WATER CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE

Water cycle: cycle is defined as the continuous movement of water from the atmosphere to the earth and from the earth to the atmosphere.HOME PAGE INDEX The atmosphere receives water through i. Rainfall or precipitation,ii. Infiltration and percolationImportance of water to crops i. Water provides the medium for absorption of mineral salts.ii. It facilitates the… Continue reading WATER CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE

AGRO-FORESTRY

MEANING OF AGRO-FORESTRY Agro-forestry is a collective name for land use system where woody perennial (trees, shrubs and palms) are deliberately planted on the same land management units as agricultural crops and or animals in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence. In other words, agro-forestry is simply a form of land management, food… Continue reading AGRO-FORESTRY

FLORICULTURE AND FLOWERING PLANTS

FLORICULTURE MEANING OF FLORICULTURE Floriculture is simple defined as the production and management of ornamental plants such as trees, shrubs and flowers. In other words, floriculture involves the growth, care, uses and marketing of some flowering plants, trees and shrubs. Beautiful trees or flowering plants which can be used to decorate our environments are called… Continue reading FLORICULTURE AND FLOWERING PLANTS

SENSE ORGANS OF THE BODY

THE SENSE ORGANS The sense organs are the organs which receive stimuli and with the help of the brain (voluntary action), the message is received and interpreted. Hence, such organs enable animals to respond to stimuli within the environment.SENSE ORAGNS OF FARM ANIMALS Organs of farm animals include the eyes, ears, kidney, liver, skin, nose,… Continue reading SENSE ORGANS OF THE BODY

CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS

CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS INTRODUCTION TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGSClassification of living things consists of placing together in categories those living things that are similar in nature. It involves placing living things into groups that have certain features in common, which distinguishes them from others. This system of classification of living things, used today… Continue reading CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS

THERE ARE ONLY TWO CATEGORIES OF THINGS ON THE EARTH, THEY ARE LIVING THINGS AND NON-LIVING THINGS There are only two categories of things on earth, they are living things and non-living things. Living things includes plants and animals. Non-living thing are those things that doesn’t have life in them. Examples of living things includes… Continue reading THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS

CLASSIFICATION OF PLANT KINGDOM

KINGDOM PLANTAE Kingdom plantae has three main subdivision and they area. Thallophyta (e.g. green, brown and red algae)b. Bryophyta e.g. liverworts and mossesc. Tracheophyta that is vascular plants Thalophyta This group can be further be divided into three main class1. Rhodophyta that is red algae2. Chlorophyta that is green algae3. Phaecophyta which is red algae… Continue reading CLASSIFICATION OF PLANT KINGDOM

LIVING THINGS AND NON-LIVING THINGS

LIVING THINGS AND NON-LIVING THINGS There are only two categories of things on earth, they are living things and non-living things. Living things includes plants and animals. Non-living thing are those things that doesn’t have life in them.Examples of living things includes man, rabbit, dogs, monkeys, lizards, cattle and grasses/weeds etc, while non-living things are… Continue reading LIVING THINGS AND NON-LIVING THINGS