Uses of Ornamental plants 0

 

CLASS: Basic 3

SUBJECT: Agricultural Science

TOPIC: Uses of Ornamental Crops

 

CONTENT: 

 

Ornamental crops are used for different purposes. The most important uses include:

 

1.Protection: They are planted to protect soil, serving as soil cover. Example is carpet grass planted to cover a football field.

 

  1. Beautification: They are used to beautify our surroundings. Planting flowers and grasses around our compound makes the entire area neat and beautiful.

 

  1. Fencing: They are used to fence our houses and offices. Example is cactus.

 

  1. Source of income: They serve as a source of income to farmers when sold.

 

  1. Prevention of soil erosion: They help to prevent soil erosion, that is removal of soil from the ground by either wind or rain water.

 

  1. Provision of shade: They provide shade and serve as a cover from the sun rays.

 

EVALUATION:

 

  1. State four uses of ornamental crops.

 

  1. ______________ is a type of flower used to protect the soil.

 

  1. Which of the flowers is used for fencing?
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