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AGRICULTURE FORM TWO

END OF TERM 3 2022

NAME: ………………………………………………………………ADMN NO……………….CLASS…….

CANDIDATE’S SIGN:………………… …………………………DATE:……………………………………

INSTRUCTION TO CANDIDATES

a) Write your name and index number in the spaces provided above.

b) Sign and write the date of examination in the spaces provide above.

c) Answer all the questions in sections A and B.

d) All answers should be written in the spaces provided.

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SECTIONQUESTIONMAXIMUM SCORECANDIDATE’S SCORE
A1 – 17  30 
B  18 – 2020 
C     21 – 23  40 
TOTAL SCORE   

(SECTION A 30 MARKS)

ANSWER ALL QUESTION IN THIS SECTION

  1. List down any two branches of Agriculture.                                                                           (1mk)

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  • Name the three primary macronutrients                                                                                 (1½mks)

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  • Name four common daily cattle breeds in Kenya                                                                  (2mks)

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  •  List four methods of fertilizer application                                                                             (2mks)

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  • Name four  tertiary operations during land preparations                                                        (2mks)

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  • Outline three causes of blossom end rot in tomatoes                                                             (3mks)

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  • Name two method of  layering                                                                                                (2mks)

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  • Name four post harvesting practices infield crops                                                                 (2mks)

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  • Name two methods used in pruning of coffee                                                                        (1mk)

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  1. List down two reasons for earthing up in carrots                                                                    (2mks)

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  1. Name two methods used in coffee pruning                                                                            (2mks)

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  1. What do you understand by the following terms as used in nursery practices                       (2mks)
  2. Pricking out

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  • Hardening off

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  1. Name three factors that determine the stage of harvesting in crops                                      (1½mks)

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  1. Outline two qualities of a good grain store                                                                             (2mks)

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  1. Why is use of manure discouraged when planting carrots                                                      (1mks)

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  1.  Highlight  two qualities of plants used in preparation of green manure                                (2mks)

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  1. Name two abiotic factors that influence Agriculture                                                              (1mks)

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Answer All Questions In This Section

  1. The diagram below shows a cabbage crop invested by a pest. Study it carefully then answer the questions that follow.

i)          Identify the pest.                                                                                                         (1mk)

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ii)         What damage does the pest cause the crop?                                                               (1mk)

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iii)        State two methods of controlling the pest                                                                  (2mks)

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           iv)         Name any two diseases that attack cabbage in the field.                                          (2mks)

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  1. The diagram below shows a practice carried out in the nursery. Study it carefully then answer the questions that follow.
  1. Identify the practice                                                                                                              (1mk)

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  1. Name the garden tool shown used in carrying out the practice                                            (1mk)

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  1. At what stage should the practice be carried out in vegetable seedlings?                             (3mks)

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  1. Explain why the nursery should be watered thoroughly before carrying out the practice    (1mk)

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  • Below is an illustration carried out in vegetative crop propagation. Use it to answer the questions that follow.
  1. Identify the method crop propagation illustrated                                                                  (1mk)

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  1. Under what circumstances is the method preferred to the other methods                              (1mk)

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  1. Name three other type of the illustration method that can be used in crop propagation.      (3mks)

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  1. A famer was advised to apply 150kg CAN while top dressing his maize field. CAN contain 21% nitrogen. Calculate the amount of Nitrogen applied per/ha.                                                     (3mks)

(SECTION C 30 MARKS)

ANSWER ANY TWO QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION

  • a) Discuss on the importance of organic mulching in crops                                        (10mks)

b) What are the advantages of using seeds as planting materials                                 (5mks)

  • a) Describe five nursery management practices                                                           (10mks)

b) Describe any five types of vegetables giving an example in each case                   (5mks)

  • a) Discuss on tomato production under the following sub headings

i) Varieties                                                                                                                    (2mks)

ii) Field management practices                                                                                    (8mks)

b) Outline any five factors that determine spacing in crops during planting               (5mks)

—— When we wake up every morning, we have two simple choices——-

‘’Go back to sleep and dream or wake up and chase those dreams.”