Farm surveying and planning.

Agricultural science for S.S.S. 2 First Term

Week 5

Farm surveying and planning.

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

  1. State the meaning of farm survey.
  2. Recognize simple survey equipment.
  3. To carry out simple maintenance practices on survey equipment.


Meaning of farm surveying.

Farm surveying is defined as the process of measuring and mapping out the position, topography, size and boundary of an area of farmland. It can also be defined as the process by which measuring of land is made on the farm.

Such measurements by tables, plans or layout are done for specific purposes.

Some common surveying equipments/instruments.

  1. Ranging pole


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