Multiple Choice Questions & Answers on APSC Agriculture Optional | GkSeries

31 Ghare-Pathare, a periodical, is published by the
1 Department of Agriculture, Assam
2 Irrigation Department of Assam
3 Directorate of Extension Education, AAU, Jorhat
4 Directorate of Research, AAU, Jorhat

Answer: Directorate of Extension Education, AAU, Jorhat
32 'Loose smut' of wheat is a/an disease.
1 soil-borne
2 internally seed-borne
3 externally seed-borne
4 airborne

Answer: internally seed-borne
33 The concept of 'zero' tillage was first postulated by
1 Jethro Tull
2 Wilcox
3 Gardner and Gardner
4 Russell

Answer: Jethro Tull
34 Plant growth is measured by
1 photometer
2 auxanometer
3 luxmeter
4 manometer

Answer: auxanometer
35 Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) was set up at Pusa (Bihar) in
1 1905
2 1929
3 1934
4 1942

Answer:1905
36 Glyphosate is a herbicide.
1 selective
2 pre-emergence
3 non-selective
4 pre-planting

Answer: non-selective
37 A short-duration crop in between two main crops is termed as
1 bcash crop
2 catch crop
3 companion crop
4 nurse crop

Answer: catch crop
38 Thinning is an important cultural process of
1 potato
2 jute
3 sugarcane
4 rice

Answer: jute
39 In India, pigeon pea is the second most important pulse crop after
1 green gram
2 black gram
3 lentil
4 gram

Answer: gram
40 The main constituent of chlorophyll is
1 manganese
2 magnesium
3 copper
4 iron

Answer: magnesium
41 Which of the following parts of the plant cell is known as 'powerhouse?
1 Mitochondrion
2 Ribosome
3 Chloroplast
4 Golgi apparatus

Answer:Mitochondrion
42 Papaya is a rich source of
1 vitamin A
2 vitamin B
3 vitamin C
4 vitamin E

Answer: vitamin A
43 Indian Institute of Vegetable Research is located at
1 Ajmer
2 Varanasi
3 Lucknow
4 Kanpur

Answer: Varanasi
44 A plant in which a gene has been transferred through genetic engineering is called
1 hybrid plant
2 pure line
3 backcross line
4 transgenic plant

Answer: transgenic plant
45 NBPGR was established by ICAR in New Delhi in the year
1 1976
2 1966
3 1956
4 1946

Answer:1976