How to Raise Farm Crops – Procedure for Raising Farm Crops (Primary 5)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

AGRICULTURE

PREVOCATIONAL STUDIES

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 5

THEME – HOW TO RAISE FARM’S CROPS 

PREVIOUS LESSON – How to Raise Farm Crops – Meaning and Examples of Farm Crops (Primary 5)

TOPIC: PROCEDURE FOR RAISING FARM CROPS 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

1. Give examples of crops;

2. Narrate and demonstrate the processes involved in raising farm crops.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already land preparation for planting.

 

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE – farm crops.

Related post

  1. Origin of farming
  2. Farm crops 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. School farm; Farm tools e.g. machetes, hoes, hand trowel, etc.;

2. Planting materials and inputs such as seeds of vegetables e.g. potato & yam sets, cassava cuttings;

3. Fertilizer/manure pesticides;

4. Charts of safety signs and symbols;

5. Samples of labels.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Materials

Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

INTRODUCTION

Farm crops are plants grown and harvested for profit or food.

 

PROCEDURE FOR RAISING FARM CROPS

  • Pre – Planting Activities 
  1. Choice of a suitable site;
  2. Land clearing and stumping;
  3. Selection seedlings;
  4. Panting locally grown crops on ridges and beds in the school farm;
  5. Planting (spacing 1m x 1m), around June (rainy season or around October for dry season, planting season or around October).

 

  • Post – Planting Activities
  1. Watering, Mulching, thinning and supply;
  2. Application of fertilizer/ manure;
  3. Weeding
  4. Staking (where applicable);
  5. Application of pesticides;
  6. Harvesting of mature crops.

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson.  Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Guides pupils to raise farm crops during the growing season;

3. Supplies appropriate tools and planting materials;

Pupil’s activities – Bring the required farm tools from home.

4. Takes pupils to the school farm and maps out the area to use for the year;

5. Allows pupils to prepare land themselves;

Pupil’s activities – Prepare the land for planting; carry out planting activities as directed by the teacher; plant seeds in the nursery and transplant to field. Care for the farm themselves.

6. Gives a board summary.

Pupil’s activities – Copy board summary.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – raising school farm.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupil to: 

1. List three crops grown in your area;

2. State the various activities involved in growing a named farm crop;

Demonstrate how to plant farm crops;

3. Care and maintain the school farm;

4. Harvest crops when mature; Keep records of farm activities performed;

5. Explain 2 safety signs or symbols on agricultural inputs;

6. Bring 2 labels on agricultural inputs.

 

 

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