Horticulture One Liner Part-I
This first part of horticulture one linear contains important questions for JRF/SRF and other competitive exams.
- Most of the vegetables are alkaline in nature except tomato and rhubarb.
- Most of the fruits are acidic in nature except Strawberry.
- Asparagus is a typical example of a hardy vegetable.
- Most of the vegetables belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae have similar requirements except chowchow.
- In the truck garden, cultivation is more extensive.
- Tomato and cucumber are the most suitable vegetables for forcing.
- The hybrid seed of potato which is cultivated in India is produced only in Kufri.
- Mango is the king of fruits and Mangosteen is known as the queen of fruits.
- Potato is known as the king of vegetables and Ladies finger/okra is known as the queen of vegetables.
- Dahlia is known as the king of flowers and rose is known as the queen of flowers.
- Black pepper is known as the king of spices and small cardamom is known as the queen of spices.
- Red rose is used for love and white carnation is used for women’s love.
- The earliest fruit cultivated by man seems to be the Date-palm (7000 B.C).
- Dr K. L. Chadda is the first DDG of horticulture and is also known as the father of the golden revolution.
- The hexagonal system of planting is also known as the equilateral triangle system.
- Quincunx system of planting is also known as the diagonal system and this system should be adapted only when the tree spacing exceeds 8m.
- M. H. Marigowda is probably known as the father of Indian horticulture and Liberty Hyde Bailey is widely known as the father of horticulture.
- Boron is necessary for sugar translocation in grapes.
- Hybrid RS-841 is the rootstock of the pointed gourd.
- Acta Horticulture is published by ISHS, Belgium.
- Beal fruit can be used to control Rice Blast.
- Inarching in mango suggested by Dr S. D. Mukharjee.
- Kinnow is resistant to sunburn and sunscald.
- The branch of biology studies flowers is known as ‘Anthology’.
- Rancidity in walnut kernel occurs due to very high temperatures (>43°C).
- The state tree of Tamilnadu is Palmyra Palm.
- Horizontal planting of coconut seeds is better than vertical planting.
- The seed kernel of mango is a rich source of protein.
- Tapping of coconut is done from unopened inflorescence for toddy.
- The antifungal properties of onion are due to catechol.
- Quercetin is a bioflavonoid and is found in onion and garlic provide protection against cancer and heart disease.
- In Mentha arvensis, young leaves contain more menthone whereas matured leaves contain more of menthol (75-80%) in the oil.
- Xenia effect-Date and Pistachio nut.
- India is the largest producer of cauliflower and okra in the world.
- The fruit plant has the highest longevity-Sweet chestnut.
- India is known as the land of spices.
- Telia and Dholia are local races of opium.
- The gynoecium of an orchid flower is called a column.
- Rashtrapati Bhavan garden is popularly known as the Mughal garden and is remained open in winter for the public (for one month) when seasonal flowers more bloom.
- ‘Robert Kyd’ (1787) is the founder of the Indian botanical garden, Kolkata.
- Indoor plants are grown well at temperature 15-21°C.
- Unfortunately, there is no garden style called ‘Indian garden’.
- The Garden shows continuous effect due to harmony.
- Sanken garden-laid below the ground level.
- Cranberries were the first fruit to be harvested by machine.
- The most common contaminant in canning is Bacillus and Clostridium.
- The process involved in the senescence of fruit and vegetable is respiration.
- Blind cultivation-Potato and Sugarcane.
- The absence of auxiliary buds is a typical character of cauliflower.
- NRC for Arid horticulture, Bikaner, Rajasthan.
- An unripe capsule of opium poppy contains more white milky latex.
- The first GM potato, developed by CPRI for increasing protein content in tubers consists of a gene (AmA-1) from the Amaranthus grain.
- Coconut water is the source of cytokinin hormone.
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Agriculture One Linear (Part-3)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-4)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-5)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-6)