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100

What are the four main types of plant pathogens?

Fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes

100

T/F ... Garbage from ships and large institutions is sometimes sold and used as pig feed?

True

100

What are interview-appropriate clothes?

Dress shirt, slacks, dress pants, clean shoes, clean socks, tuck your shirt in.

100

What is the newest school at UVI?

The UVI School of Agriculture

100

What Agency sponsors the AgDiscovery program?

APHIS

200

What is botany?

A branch of biology that studies plants or the science of plant life.

200

When entering the United States at a port of arrival who inspects passengers and baggage? Agriculture Officers or Agriculture Dogs?

Agriculture dogs

200

A resume should include? Name two things...

Name, address, phone number, education history, employment history, and references.

200

What management practice does UVI use to control ticks on their cattle?

Dip every 4-6 weeks


200

What is the breed of cattle that was developed on St. Croix?

Senepol

300

What is a nematode?

A multicellular, microscopic roundworm.

300

What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Pest control while minimizing health and environmental impact.

300

What does the word qualification mean?

Qualification means to fit the needs for a particular position or task.

300

What does 4H stand for?

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health

300

What are the two aquaculture systems developed by the Aquaculture Program?

Aquaponics 

Biofloc 

400

Are fungi more closely related to plants or humans?

Humans

400

What is community-supported agriculture?

Owning a share in the farm for a time or a FarmShare program?

400

What opportunities can you take advantage of that will prepare you for a career in agriculture?

Work towards a technical degree in Plant or Animal discipline (Bachelors or higher), Volunteer, Intern, Investigate, Become a self-motivator

400

What school is the leader in Aquaponics?

University of Virgin Islands

400

What is the difference between agriculture and agronomy?

Agriculture means planting crops to harvest.  Agronomy is the science of using plants to produce food

500
T/F... Fungi contain motile cells?

False

500

T/F...Animal feces is commonly used as a fertilizer and can also unknowingly harbor plant and animal pests?

True

500

Name 2 examples of courses you should consider in preparation for a career in international agriculture practice?  

Foreign language courses, Foreign Policy/Government Studies, International agricultural trade issues, Safe trade techniques for U.S. agriculture, Public Policy, Diplomacy, Biological science courses

500

What are the two breeds of sheep at the AES Sheep Research facility?

St. Croix White and the Dorper/St. Croix White cross

500

Name two things we look for to determine that a plant is healthy as it grows?

Plant size, how it breathes, the rate at which it makes its own food, the rate at which it grows, color, pest, and disease resistance/ tolerance.

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