Crop improvement cont'd

Agricultural Science S.S.S 3 First Term


Crop improvement cont'd

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. State the process of crop improvement.

2. Discuss the process of crop improvement.


Process of crop improvement

Three general approaches are available to plant breeders to improve their crops. These are:

1. Introduction: This is the introduction of crops from their centres of origin to new places where they can be successfully grown. This was how most of the crops that are now so important in Nigeria agriculture were brought originally from other countries. In this process, any crops being introduced into a country is quarantined to ascertain if it is disease-free. Introduction of.... View More

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