Preventive and Control Measures of diseases - SS2 Agriculture Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

Which method involves changing the type of crops planted each season to disrupt pest and disease cycles?

A

Crop Rotation

B

Biological Control

C

Chemical Application

D

Tillage and Weed Management

CORRECT OPTION: a
2

What is the primary purpose of planting trap crops in agriculture?

A

To attract beneficial insects

B

To improve soil fertility

C

To divert pests away from valuable crops

D

To increase crop density

CORRECT OPTION: c
3

Which biological control method involves introducing natural enemies of pests?

A

Biological Control Agents

B

Crop Rotation

C

Predators and Parasitoids

D

Herbicide Application

CORRECT OPTION: c
4

What is the main purpose of applying microbial pesticides like Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)?

A

To control weeds

B

To improve soil health

C

To control insect pests

D

To increase crop yield

CORRECT OPTION: c
5

What does IPM stand for in pest management?

A

Integrated Pest Movement

B

Integrated Pest Monitoring

C

Integrated Pest Management

D

Integrated Pest Mitigation

CORRECT OPTION: c
6

Which chemical method is used to control fungal diseases in crops?

A

Insecticides

B

Herbicides

C

Fungicides

D

Biological Control Agents

CORRECT OPTION: c
7

What is the primary goal of pesticide rotation in agriculture?

A

To minimize chemical usage

B

To ensure consistent crop yield

C

To control multiple pests simultaneously

D

To prevent pests from developing resistance

CORRECT OPTION: d
8

Which cultural method involves adjusting planting dates and spacing to influence pest and disease incidence?

A

Sanitation

B

Sanitation

C

Planting Date and Density 

D

Selection of Resistant Varieties

CORRECT OPTION: d
9

What is the key benefit of planting a variety of crops in proximity?

A

Increased yield

B

Reduced water usage

C

Disrupting pest cycles by reducing favored hosts

E

Easier harvesting

CORRECT OPTION: c
10

Which biological control agent is commonly used against insect pests?

A

Nematodes

B

Bacteria

C

Ladybugs

D

Fungi

CORRECT OPTION: c
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