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__D_  Oryza sativa                               A. corn

__C_  Hessian fly                                 B. grain sorghum

A,B,C,D!_  both red and white types    C. wheat

__A_  Zea mays                                   D. rice

__B_  midge fly

__A_  both waxy and flint types

__B_  both kafir and milo types

_D__  consumed most by humans

__B_  originated in Africa

__C_  of the Triticum genus




____    A destructive late season insect pest of corn is:

            A. corn weevil                                                  B. hessian fly

            C. midge fly                                                      D. corn earworm


____    The leading rice producing state in the U.S. is:

            A. Arkansas                                                     B. Louisianna

            C. California                                                     D. Texas


____    Triticale is an interspecific cross between:

            A. wheat and oats                                             B. wheat and barley

            C. barley and rye                                              D. wheat and rye


____    In the southern U.S., corn is typically planted in:

            A. August to September                                   B. late March to April

            C. late April to June                                          D. early May to July


____    The number one weed in rice is:

            A. johnsongrass                                                B. crabgrass

            C. coffeebean                                                   D. red rice


____    The number one weed in grain sorghum is:

            A. johnsongrass                                                B. crabgrass

            C. coffeebean                                                   D. red rice


____    Most of the world’s malt is made from:

            A. rye                                                               B. oats

            C. barley                                                          D. corn




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_C__   stripe rust                                             A. corn

__A_   root worm                                            B. grain sorghum

_C__   Feeke’s growth scale                            C. wheat

_A__   monoecious                                          D. rice

_C__   spelta types

_D__   blast

_D__   DD50 program popular

_B__    African origin

_A,B__one of the two C4 crops listed

__A_   only one where you can get a variety with both the ‘Roundup’ and ‘Bt’ genes




____    The first evidence of corn cultivation by humans was in:

            A.  Russia                                                         B. Mexico

            C. Australia                                                      D. northern Africa


____    Pasta is made from the flour of what type of wheat?

            A. spelt                                                            B. waxy

            C. duram                                                          D. HRSW


____    The best time to apply mid-season N fertilizer to corn is:

            A. tasseling                                                       B. 5 days after emergence

            C. 5-7 leaf growth                                            D. silking


____    Barley has seedheads that are either:

            A. soft or hard                                                  B. 2-row or 6-row

            C. red or white                                                 D. green or brown


____    Wheat has seedheads that are either:

            A. soft or hard                                                  B. 2-row or 6-row

            C. red or white                                                 D. green or brown


____    Gluten is:

            A. a protein related to baking quality                 B. a seed disease of rice

            C. a cross between wheat and barley                D. a seed treatment used in wheat


____    The primary management practice in rice to control weeds is:

            A. atrazine herbicide                                         B. maintaining a 2-4 in flood

            C. dry seeding with a grain drill             D. 2,4-D herbicide




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1. List five types of rice:

long grain, medium grain, short grain

upland, lowland, deep water

O. sativa var. indica, O. sativa var. japonica, red rice

2. List three types of wheat:

HRWW, SRWW, HRSW, duram, white or club, spelta, emmer



3. List two examples of millet:

pearl, foxtail, proso, browntop, Japanese




____    Corn is typically planted in rowspacings of:

            A. 5-10 in                                                        B. 30-38 in

            C. 15-20 in                                                      D. 48-60 in


____    Japanese millet, or Japanese barnyardgrass, is typically planted for:

            A. Asian markets                                              B. malt production

            C. wild life food plots                                        D. specialty flour for pastries


____    The preferred N fertilizer in rice fields is:

            A. ammonium nitrate                                         B. urea

            C. potassium nitrate                                          D. sodium nitrate


____    Physiological maturity in corn is denoted by the appearance of:

            A. a black abscission layer at kernel base          B. a dent on the kernel top

            C. silks turning black                                         D. yellowed leaves at the bottom


____    Almost all the corn seed planted today is the result of:

            A. a single cross hybrid                         B. cloning

            C. interspecific hybridization with milo   D. open pollinated natives


____    Which of the following cereals is usually harvested at high moisture in the field

            and then dried for safe storage?

            A. corn                                                             B. wheat

            C. oats                                                             D. rye







Short answer (10 pts each).

1. Consider the following crops: rice, corn, wheat.  Which one is easier to grow?  Why?


Open ended response.  Just looking for good, scientifically based or culturally based

reasoning.  For example, one could say corn, because there are more transgenic

variety options that greatly reduce insect and weed control problems.  Or wheat, because

it rarely needs anything but N fertilizer at the proper rate and time.  etc








2. What strategies would a wheat grower do to prevent and control disease losses?


Variety selection!  (#1)  Choose two or more that differ in resistant diseases common to

the region.  Other ideas:  keep fields drained, plant at the proper time and rate, scout,

timely use of an approved fungicide if needed, etc.










3. Discuss the challenges facing farmers as society demands for ethanol production

    from corn and grain sorghum increase.  For example, what challenges and potential

    problems affect yields the most, and what strategies will the farmer use to reduce the

    risks and put the odds in their favor for high yields and profits?  How can they reduce

    costs without sacrificing yields?  Any comments you have are worth sharing.  Use the

    back of this page if needed to fully express your opinions.


Again, open-ended response.  Just looking at your thought processes and use of things

learned in class.  Putting nothing down, or very little, or very much with little substance, can cost you pts here!