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Crop Production Study Questions

Identify the definition that best fits the following terms:

  1. U.S. farmers produce about $___________________ worth of crops each year.
    1,000,000
    1,000,000,000
    10,000,000,000
    100,000,000,000
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  2. Soybeans produced in the United States account for about ________% of world soybean trade.
    1
    10
    25
    50
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  3. Most corn grown in the United States is used for _________________________ production.
    animal feed
    corn chip
    high fructose corn syrup
    ethanol
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  4. Which of the following is the number one cash crop grown by U.S. farmers?
    Wheat
    Corn
    Soybeans
    Rice
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  5. There are approximately how many farms in the United States?
    10,000
    1,000,000
    2,000,000
    20,000,000
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  6. Which of the following is an off-farm impact of soil erosion?
    Lower soil fertility levels
    Development of rills and gullies in the field
    Less water infiltration into the soil
    Decreased water quality downstream
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  7. The practice of planting along the slope instead of up-and-down slopes is called:
    Contour farming
    Cover cropping
    Strip cropping
    Terracing
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  8. Nitrogen fertilizer is most efficient when applied
    In the fall
    In late winter
    At or after planting
    In late summer
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  9. Sources of nutrients that can cause eutrophication and hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico include:
    Sewage treatment plant discharge
    The atmosphere
    Fertilizer or manure application
    All of the above
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  10. Restricted-use pesticides

    Cannot be applied on agricultural fields
    Can only be applied by Certified Applicators
    Should only be applied in the fall
    Are illegal on most crops

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  11. Which of the following is not a reason that irrigation is used?
    To facilitate pesticide application
    Insurance against possible drought
    Moisture may not be available at the optimum time for crop growth
    To improve crop quality
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  12. Since 1987, irrigated acres in the U.S. have been
    Steadily decreasing
    Steadily increasing
    Staying about the same
    Increasing in the West but decreasing in the East
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  13. Positive effects of drainage on water quality include:
    Decreased loss of nitrogen to streams
    Decreased soil erosion
    Increased health of aquatic and wetland vegetation
    All of the above
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  14. Perforated subsurface drains are often called "tiles" because
    They are square like tiles
    They are placed in a grid like a tiled floor
    An early plastic tubing manufacturer called them “tiles” as part of its brand name
    They used to be made of clay pipe called tiles
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  15. Drainage systems are usually designed to:
    Lower the water table within a few hours after a rain
    Lower the water table within a few days after a rain
    Flow throughout the year
    Prevent excessive loss of nitrogen from the field
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