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Study the diagram

  1. Name the farming practice illustrated above.
  2. State the procedure followed to carry out the practice you have named in (i) above
  3. state the importance of the carrying out the farming practice. 

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  1. Chitting/ sprouting/shooting/ breaking dormacyn in potato setts.
    • Potato setts of about 3-6cm in diameter are selected.
    • look for a partially darkened room.
    • Arrange the potato setts in layers of 2or 3 tubers with the rose-end facing upwards and heel end downwards.
    • Diffused light is then passed through.
    • Leads to sprouting of the potato setts hence grow/ mature faster when grown in the seed bed
    • Gives them a head start.
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