name_______________________      AGRO 1033, T4, S2007


____    Group 000 soybeans are most likely grown in:

            A. Equator                                                       B. Arkansas

            C. Canada                                                        D. Florida


____    A high quality cotton with it’s own separate USDA class is:

            A. Acala                                                           B. Old World

            C. Delta                                                           D. Pima


____    Forage that is harvested and preserved in a succulent state by partial fermentation

            best describes:

            A. hay                                                              B. silage

            C. greenchop                                                    D. fodder


____    ‘Narrow row’ cotton is cotton that is:

            A. planted in 30 inch rows                                B. cotton planted in 10 inch rows

            C. cotton planted before March 15                   D. a transgenic variety


____    A soybean variety with the ‘RR’ designation is:

            A. registered by the USDA for biofuel   B. one with the Bt transgenic gene

            C. resistant to 2,4-D herbicide              D. resistant to glyphosate herbicide


____    A sympodal branch of cotton is one that:

            A. is sterile                                                       B. make it’s own N fertilizer

            C. will contain flowers and bolls                        D. grows opposite the others


____    The most efficient forage harvester is:

            A. an alfalfa combine                                        B. a grazing animal

            C. a silage chopper                                           D. a green chopper


____    A Group VI soybean variety is a:

            A. determinate                                                  B. indeterminate

            C. perennial                                                      D. interspecific hybrid cross


____    Cotton is botanically classified as a:

            A. warm season annual shrub                            B. warm season perennial shrub

            C. warm season woody annual              D. cool season perennial vine


____    The recommended N fertilizer rate for soybeans is:

            A. 0 lbs/acre                                                     B. 50-75 lbs/acre

            C. 100-150 lbs/acre                                         D. 180-225 lbs/acre


____    The ‘lint’ of cotton is actually from:

            A. the inner seed embryo                                  B. outer boll wall

            C. degenerated flower petals                             D. seed epidermal cells

name______________________        AGRO 1033, T4, S2007


____    The number one standard hay crop is:

            A. bermudagrass                                              B. bahiagrass

            C. white clover                                     D. alfalfa


____    A cotton lint quality parameter measures a ‘34’.  This refers to the lint:

            A. length                                                           B. color

            C. trash content                                                D. density


____    The two main products of cotton are lint and:

            A. cottonseed oil                                              B. bract bran

            C. boll hulls                                                      D. ethanol


____    An example of a forage that is both a legume and a forb is:

            A. switchgrass                                                  B. corn

            C. bermudagrass                                              D. white clover


____    Bedding plants are:

            A. perennial woody shrubs                                B. usually turf grasses

            C. annual flowers used in the landscape D. ground covers that trees are in


____    An animal unit weighs:

            A. 1000 lbs                                                      B. 500 lbs

            C. about 2000 lbs                                             D. about 1 per acre


____    Generally, it takes about how many days from a white to red flower in cotton?

            A. less than one day                                          B. about 2-4 days

            C. about two weeks                                         D. about 4 weeks


____    The cotyledons of cotton are actually:

            A. legume cotyledons                                        B. monoecious

            C. cotyledonary leaves                          D. underground tuberous roots


____    Tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant are members of what plant family?

            A. Grasses                                                       B. Legumes

            C. Solanaceae                                                  D. Cucurbits


____    The Bt transgenic gene(s) are the most effective on the cotton insect pest:

            A. bollworm                                                     B. thrips

            C. aphids                                                          D. lady beetles


____    Three general areas of the home landscape are public, private and:

            A. educational                                                  B. utility

            C. pathway                                                       D. aerial



name _____________________         AGRO 1033, T4, S2007


1. Give the correct soybean growth code designation for: (6 pts)

            a. emergence, cotyledons extended – VC


            b. vegetative, 11 nodes emerged above the cotyledons – V11


            c. first flower is seen – R1


            d. late pod set – R4


            e. early seed set – R5


            f. late maturity, ready for harvest – R8


2. It has been said that ‘soybeans are the most versatile crop to grow.  In what ways is

    growing soybeans different than cotton?  (10 pts)


Basically, I was looking for you to mention the diversity of growing soybeans compared

to the strict management demands of cotton.  This includes such things as a much longer

planting window for soybeans (April – July), more varieties, more row width options,

and less need for fertilizer, pesticides and plant hormones than cotton. 












3. What are five products made from soybeans?  (5 pts)

There are literally 100’s!  Examples: ink, paint, pet food, soy protein, soy meal,

plastics, medicine, tofu, and many more.




4. How does growing of horticulture crops, such as vegetables and ornamentals,

    differ from growing agronomic crops such as corn or soybeans?  (10 pts)


It is more labor intensive and market sensitive.  There are other reasons, look at notes.




5. a.  List any three insect pests of cotton.  (3 pts)

We talked about a few such as thrips, plant bugs, stink bugs, boll worm, bud worm,

cotton aphid, spidermites, and of course, the elusive boll weevil.


    b. What do farmers/consultants do to minimize insect pest losses in cotton?  (2 pts)


Plant early.  Scout the crop.  Apply insecticides when warranted. 





6. What are some tips for good pasture management success?  (10 pts)


From notes. Examples: soil test, fertilize, initiate weed control, add legumes, use

adapted species for region, rotationally graze, and some others.












7. List any five sub-areas, or careers, of the ‘horticulture’ industry.  (10 pts)

Was looking for these:  ornamental, vegetable, turfgrass, landscape maintenance,

landscape installation, landscape design, herbs, fruits, nuts, vineyards, golf course

maintenance, many more.