Class : Basic 2
Subject : Agricultural Science
Topic : Definition of Tuber Crops.
Tuber Crops are crops that are rich in carbohydrate.
They are noted for supplying energy to the body when eaten
Examples of Tuber Crops are :
Yam, cassava, sweet potato, lrish potato.
The most popular tuber crop is yam.
Tuber Crops can be classified into two, and these are :
1.Stem tubers :
An example of this is cassava that has underground roots which can be eaten by man or livestocks ( animals).
It can also grown in poor soil and in low rainfall area. It has two main varieties which are :
— The sweet
—– The bitter
- Root tubers :
An example of this is yam. which is very rich in cabohydrate. It can be cooked or processed into powder, and flour.
It has six main varieties which are :
— water yam
— white yam
— yellow yam
— Chinese yam
— trifoliate yam
— aerial yam
Uses of yam includes :
Yam may be processed into yam powder or flour or consumed after cooking. Yam may also be roasted or fried
Yam is stored in a barn.
a. Tuber Crops are ————————— ———————————-
b. We have ——————— classifications of tuber Crops.
c. Yam is stored in a ——————
d. Give an example of stem tuber.
e. Name four varieties of root tubers.