The diagrams below illustrate field management practices. Study them carefully and answer the questions that follow

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The diagrams below illustrate field management practices.  Study them carefully and answer the questions that follow

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Identify the field practices.

M___________________ (1mk)
    Trelishing

N____________________(1mk)
    Earthing up

Name a crop that can be managed using management (M) above.(1mk)

Crops managed using management. M

  • passion fruits
  • Some bean varieties.        
  • Thorn melon                 

Give one reason for carrying out each of the management practices above.(2mks)

M____________________________

N_____________________________

Reason for carrying out
M-

  • Provide support of crops with vines using wire or sisal strings.

N-

  • Improve tuber formation in irish potatoes.
  • Provides support thus prevent lodging in maize.
  • Promotes production of seeds in groundnuts.
  • Improves drainage around the crop in tobacco.

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