Agriculture

Agriculture Trivia

Questions: 6
Difficulty: Easy
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How many times a day are cows milked?

Two Click to see the answer

Which vegetable can be broad or butter amongst other varieties?

Bean

What is silage used for?

Cattle Feed

What month does the sheep shearing season begin?

June

Which animals do dairy farmers keep?

Cattle

Which of these farm animals' young is called a kid?

Goat

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Difficulty: Easy
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Which of these common flowers is grown as a crop to produce cooking oil?

Sunflower Click to see the answer

What is the world's most cultivated plant?

Wheat

Which of these is a cereal crop?

Corn

Which English agriculturist is best known for his invention of the seed drill in 1701?

Jethro Tull

Paddy fields are synonymous with the cultivation of which crop?

Rice

Which of these is NOT a root vegetable?

Shallot

Which of these European countries is NOT a major producer of wine?

Austria

What is the bright yellow crop you see in the countryside during May?

Rapeseed

Which of these sheep is bred for both its wool and its meat?

Lonk

What is the blue crop you see in the countryside during May?

Linseed

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Difficulty: Hard
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Which of these is a major crop of both India and China?

Tea Click to see the answer

Which farm animal is an omnivore?

Pig

Which of these is a dark gray slug which is a serious crop pest?

Budapest slug

Who invented the seed drill in 1701?

Jethro Tull

What kind of animal does bacon come from?

Pig

If your soil has a pH of 4, what color are your hydrangea flowers most likely to be?

Blue

What machine does a farmer use first in the year?

Plough

Which of these pigs is bred for both its bacon and its pork?

Hampshire

Which crop failure caused a famine in Ireland between 1846 and 1851?

Potato

Questions: 13
Difficulty: Medium
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Which of these is a farm-hand?

Spalpeen Click to see the answer

What effect does adding 'lime' have on soil?

Neutralises acid

Which of these wild flowers is particularly beneficial for farmers in restoring nitrogen content to the soil?

Clover

The failure of which crop caused Ireland's Great Famine in the 19th century?

Potato

If cattle have been 'polled', what has happened to them?

Horns removed

The ancient Mesopotamians linked their farming activities to the movements of which planet?

Venus

The Irish Famine was a result of the failure of which crop?

Potato

Which of these is a dark grey slug which is a serious crop pest?

Budapest slug

Which cereal crop is the main staple of the Chinese diet?

Rice

Since the 1950s, how much has world crop production increased by?

x 3

What is grown in an orchard?

Fruit trees

How was the agricultural blight of the 1930s in the USA known?

Dust Bowl

What aid to farmers did William Murchland invent in 1889?

Milking Machine

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