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  • 1. 
    1.                   A deep sandy soil would be most suitable with water readily available for irrigation would be most suitable for growing of
    • A. 

      All crops both dry land and irrigated

    • B. 

      Pastures only

    • C. 

      Pastures and irrigated perennial crops

    • D. 

      Annual legumes and pastures


  • 2. 
        Which of the following is the name of the scheme that recycles chemical drums?
    • A. 

      Clean up drum Inc.

    • B. 

      Drum clear

    • C. 

      Drum recyclers

    • D. 

      Drum shredders

    • E. 

      Drum muster


  • 3. 
    In the great artesian basin there has been a program of reducing use of water from the underground aquifer. The program involves
    • A. 

      Capping bores and piping water to stock troughs

    • B. 

      Subsidising power for pumping of water

    • C. 

      Subsidising the cost of solar pumping stations

    • D. 

      Subsidising fuel and fodder costs for producers to de stock to save water

    • E. 

      Restricting clearing near water courses


  • 4. 
      Which of the following is not a concern of the Environmental Protection Act?
    • A. 

      Spray odour drift

    • B. 

      Recycling of wastes to avoid landfill

    • C. 

      Buffell grass productivity decline

    • D. 

      Water use

    • E. 

      Reduction in remnant vegetation


  • 5. 
    Remnant vegetation is best defined as
    • A. 

      Any vegetation protected by the government

    • B. 

      Declared weed

    • C. 

      Any trees and shrubs that the greenies want protecting

    • D. 

      Small remaining vegetation considered in decline or rare


  • 6. 
    The most correct definition of Sustainability is
    • A. 

      Keeping a business afloat

    • B. 

      Consistently producing high yields

    • C. 

      Caring for the environment even if productivity is lower

    • D. 

      Maintaining productivity of our country and at the same time minimising harm to the environment

    • E. 

      Planting trees to protect from salinity


  • 7. 
    Which of the following will INCREASE spray drift?
    • A. 

      Spraying when wind conditions are between 3 and 15km per hour

    • B. 

      Using fine droplets to produce a mist

    • C. 

      Allowing for a buffer zone between a sprayed crop and a sensitive area.

    • D. 

      Maintaining spray equipment

    • E. 

      Wearing protective equipment


  • 8. 
     Riparian area refers to                     
    • A. 

      Rivers and lakes c. d.

    • B. 

      Any water area with trees included

    • C. 

      Corridors of vegetation along rivers and streams

    • D. 

      Large water storages


  • 9. 
    Which of the following would be considered a sensitive area in terms of the environment.                  
    • A. 

      Riparian areas

    • B. 

      Major highway

    • C. 

      Major residence

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 10. 
    What is a term that is connected with a sustainable farming approach
    • A. 

      Revegation of degraded land

    • B. 

      Conservation tillage

    • C. 

      Minimum tillage

    • D. 

      Recycling of waste

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 11. 
    What are three gases that are considered greenhouse gas emissions that the government is thinking of taxing?

  • 12. 
    Before clearning of vegetation you must check a ____________ map.

  • 13. 
    A feed miller produces considerable noise when mixing feeds. If the miller was close to a residential area. What would be an initial solution to overcoming some of the complaints of the residents.

  • 14. 
    If a person was accussed of causing drift on to a next door neighbours property which of the following would NOT be considered when investigating the complaint?
    • A. 

      Type of application equipment being used

    • B. 

      Batch number of the chemical

    • C. 

      Prevailing weather conditions on the day of application

    • D. 

      Active constituent of chemical

    • E. 

      Insttructions on label


  • 15. 
    Why would you add gypsum to the soil?

  • 16. 
    Many cropping paddocks and pasture paddocks have become harder due to compaction by machinery or animals. Suggest some ways of overcoming compaction or improving water infiltration.

  • 17. 
    All primary producers have a _________ of care to the environment

  • 18. 
    Biodiversity means
    • A. 

      Economic diversity

    • B. 

      Saving the habitat for at risk of extinction native animals

    • C. 

      The diverstiy of flora and fauna

    • D. 

      Various methods of biological control


  • 19. 
    Which of the following soil problems has been made caused by the increase of legume pastures mixed with annual grasses and fertilised liberally with superphosphate?
    • A. 

      Soil salinity

    • B. 

      Soil acidification

    • C. 

      Soil texture

    • D. 

      Soil structure


  • 20. 
    Which of the following are soil issues associated with clearing trees in the catchment areas?
    • A. 

      Soil structure

    • B. 

      Soil texture

    • C. 

      Soil acidification

    • D. 

      Soil salinity


  • 21. 
    What do you consider to be five very strong reasons why you are committed to sustainable agriculture?

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