AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE SECOND TERM JSS TWO

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AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
SECOND TERM JSS TWO
WEEK
TOPIC / CONTENT
ACTIVITIES
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Agricultural Practices
1.   
Pre-planting
operations:
      
Choice of site
      
Clearing
      
Stumping
      
Tilling etc
      
Nursery and nursery
practices
2.   
Planting operations:
      
Seed treatment
      
Spacing and planting
i.             
Teacher displays charts
and pictures on the board
ii.           
Guides students to
identify and describe different pre-planting operations.
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Agricultural practices
3.   
Post-planting
operations:
      
Thinning
      
Supplying
      
Mulching/fertilizer
application
      
Harvesting
4.   
Effect of timely
harvesting versus late harvesting.
iii.          
Teacher demonstrates
some of these operations
iv.          
Teacher gives a board
summary
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Agricultural Practices
5.   
Post-harvest
operations:
      
Processing of crops
into useable forms
      
Storage etc.
6
Animals feeds and feeding
1.   
Meaning of feed
2.   
Types of feed:
      
Energy-yielding feeds
      
Protein-yielding feeds
3.   
Feeding tools:
      
Troughs
      
Drinker set etc.
i.             
Teacher exhibit samples
of feed stuffs such as groundnut cake, palm kernel cake, cotton seed cake,
forage, silage, hay etc.
ii.           
Display feeding tools
iii.          
Give a board summary
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Animal pests and diseases control
1.   
Farm animal diseases:
a.   
Bacterial:
      
Mastitis
      
Contagious abortion in
ruminant, pigs etc.
b.   
Fungal:
      
Ring worm (call farm
animals)
c.   
Viral:
      
Foot and mouth disease
(all animals except poultry)
d.   
Protozoan:
      
Coccidiosis in poultry
and rabbit
      
Trypanosomiasis
(Nagana) (cattle)
e.   
Worms (all farm animals
f.    
Nutritional – bloat
(cattle)
i.             
Teacher displays
pictures and charts of:
      
Disease organisms like
worms,
      
Death animals
ii.           
Develops chart on causal
organisms symptoms and animals affected
iii.          
Invites veterinary
personnel as a guest speaker
iv.          
Give a board summary
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Animal pests and diseases control
2.   
Modes of transmission
of farm animals’ diseases:
      
Contact with the
infected animals, or discharges, or vector (tsetse-fly) etc.
3.   
The symptoms of farm
animal diseases e.g. enlarge udder, sores, high fever, blood stained,
diarrhea, loss of weight, loss of hair, reduced productivity, abortion death.
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Animals pests and diseases control
4.   
Effect of diseases on
farm animals:
      
Reduce productivity
      
Loss of weight
      
Death
5.   
Methods of prevention
and control:
      
Adopting good
sanitation
      
Medication/vaccination
      
Isolation/dispersal
etc.
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Examination

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