Production of Tuber Crops (Cassava) Primary 6

Last Updated on July 16, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

AGRICULTURE

PREVOCATIONAL STUDIES

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 9

PREVIOUS LESSON –

TOPIC: HOW TO GROW CROPS – TUBER (CASSAVA) 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. identify pre – planning, planting and planting activities.

2. clear the land and make ridges.

3. plant cassava stem cuttings.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned how to grow crop – grain.

 

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 Material

Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

INTRODUCTION

TUBER CROP – A tuber crop is part of the plant that grows beneath the soil’s surface.

 

EXAMPLES OF TUBER CROPS

1. Yam

2. Cocoyam

3. Irish

4. Potato

5. Sweet Potato

6. Carrot

7. Cassava

 

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 manure crops.

 

Post – Harvest Activities 

1. Processing/preservation

2. Storage

3. Marketing

 

 

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. Takes pupils to the school farm and map out the area to be used for the year.

Pupil’s Activities – Clear the the map out area for cultivation.

3. Leads pupils to make ridges and plant some cassava stem cuttings.

Pupil’s Activities – Make ridges and plant some cassava stem cuttings.

4. Guides pupils to carry out post planting activities.

Pupil’s Activities – Carry out post – planting activities as directed by the teacher.

 

CONCLUSION

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

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupil to: 

1. identify pre – planning, planting and planting activities.

2. clear the land and make ridges.

3. plant cassava stem cuttings.

 

 

 

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