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Q. The optimum sowing time of ‘toria’ in Punjab is:

  • a) Whole September
  • b) Whole October
  • c) Whole November
  • d) October – November

Q. In the intercropping of Gobhisarson + Toria, the crops are sown in alternate rows at a spacing of:

  • a) 15.0 cm
  • b) 22.5 cm
  • c) 35.0 cm
  • d) 42.5 cm

Q. ‘DWRB 123’ is a newly released variety of ……………….. crop, particularly suitable for brewing industry.

  • a) Wheat
  • b) Sorghum
  • c) Oats
  • d) Barley

Q. Sesame belongs to the plant family:

  • a) Pedaliaceae
  • b) Asteraceae
  • c) Poaceae
  • d) Chenopodiaceae

Q. The foliar cover at the top layer of the crop plants is referred as:

  • a) Foliage canopy
  • b) Plant canopy
  • c) Crop canopy
  • d) Leaf area index

Q. The intensity of crop rotation can be computed by using the following formula:

  • a) 100 (Number of crops in the rotation / Number of years of the rotation)
  • b) 100 (Area under each crop in the rotation / Number of years of the rotation)
  • c) 100 (Number of years of the rotation / Number of crops in the rotation)
  • d) 100 (Number of years of the rotation / Area under each crop in the rotation)

Q. Factors such as crop species, varieties, weeds, insect-pests, and diseases, which determine the crop configuration and performance of cropping pattern at a given site, are actually

  • a) Economical determinants of cropping system
  • b) Biological determinants of cropping system
  • c) Regional determinants of cropping system
  • d) Occasional determinants of cropping system

Q. Which one of the following is the correct formula to compute the ginning percentage in cotton?

  • a) [100 (yield of lint in t/ha)/ (yield of cotton seed in t/ha)]
  • b) [100 (yield of fibre in t/ha)/ (yield of cotton seed in t/ha)]
  • c) [100 (yield of lint in t/ha)/ (yield of seed cotton in t/ha)]
  • d) [100 (yield of cotton seed in t/ha)/ (yield of seed cotton in t/ha)]

Q. The early maturing variety of potato is:

  • a) KufriChamatkar
  • b) KufriBadshah
  • c) KufriKhyati
  • d) KufriNavjot

Q. Seed plot technique in potato is used to produce:

  • a) Large sized potato
  • b) Virus free seed
  • c) Insect free seed
  • d) Fungus free seed

Q. The optimum time for sugarcane planting during the spring season in Punjab is:

  • a) Mid-September to end of October
  • \b) Mid-November to end of December
  • c) Mid-January to end of February
  • d) Mid-February to end of March

Q. The best time for sowing of potato in Punjab is:

  • a) First fortnight of September
  • b) Last week of September to mid-October
  • c) Last fortnight of October to first week of November
  • d) Second fortnight of November

Q. Depending upon the variety, the recommended seed rate for planting of sugarcane in Punjab ranges between:

  • a) 55 – 65 quintals/ hectare
  • b) 65 – 75 quintals/ hectare
  • c) 75 – 85 quintals/ hectare
  • d) 85 – 105 quintals/ hectare

Q. The ‘grassy shoot disease’ of sugarcane can be prevented by:

  • a) Moist hot air treatment of seed-canes
  • b) Spraying of a suitable fungicide
  • c) Spraying of a recommended bactericide
  • d) Light trap

Q. ‘Wilt’ is a serious disease in pigeon pea. Which one of the following measures may not help in reducing the incidence of this disease?

  • a) Adoption of three to four-year crop rotation
  • b) Adoption of mixed cropping with sorghum
  • c) Adoption of disease resistant varieties
  • d) Adoption of mulching with pigeon pea trash

Q. ‘Parawilt’ of cotton is:

  • a) Caused by a fungus
  • b) A physiological disorder
  • c) Caused by a virus
  • d) Caused by a mycoplasma

Q. Which one of the following strategies is unsuitable for the management of ‘Ascochyta blight’ of chickpea?

  • a) Timely sowing to avoid the early drought
  • b) Destruction and burial of diseased crop residues by deep tillage
  • c) Spraying of NPV (Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus) on the crop
  • d) Cultivation of resistant varieties

Q. Spray of Bacillus thuriengiensis is suggested to manage the:

  • a) Pod borer of chickpea
  • b) Tungro virus of rice
  • c) Aphid of mustard
  • d) Phyllody of sesame

Q. Which one of the following strategies does not help in preventing the incidence of ‘whitefly’ in cotton?

  • a) Timely sowing
  • b) Growing whitefly tolerant hybrids
  • c) Late sowing
  • d) Clearing the wild vegetation/weeds around the fields

Q. Which one of the following statements is incorrect about the desert locusts?

a) They belong to the family called Acrididae

b) The life cycle comprises of four stages, i.e. egg, caterpillar, pupa and adult

c) The adult can consume the food equal to its body weight in a day

d) solitary adults are brown whereas gregarious adults are pink (immature) and yellow (mature)

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