Definition and Classification of Tuber Crops

 

CLASS:

Basic 3

 

SUBJECT:

Agricultural Science

 

TOPIC:

Definition and Classification of Tuber Crops

 

CONTENT:

 

Tuber crops are crops with swollen underground stems and roots. They store carbohydrates in their tubers.

They are majorly a source of food known as Carbohydrates.

 

Examples of tuber crops are:

 

  • Yam

  • Cassava

  • Cocoyam

  • Carrot

  • Potato etc.

 

Classification of Tuber Crops

Tuber Crops are classified into two groups. They are;

 

(i) Stem tubers: These are plants that produce their tubers from stem. E.g yam, Irish potato etc.

 

(ii) Root tubers: These have roots which swell greatly and become tuberous. E.g cassava, sweet potato, and carrot.

 

EVALUATION:

 

  1. What are tuber crops ?

 

  1. Tuber Crops are major source of _____________.

 

  1. State five examples of tuber crops.

 

  1. Tuber Crops are classified into how many ? ___.

 

  1. List the two classes of tuber crops______________ and ____________________.

 

  1. Which of the six classes of food is stored in tuber crops ? _______________________.
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