Horticulture 101- Ni

22 Questions
Horticulture Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nursery and landscape industry is made up of thousands of small family businesses that grow, retail, install, and care for plants and landscapes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    As community-based small businesses, owners and principals are not deeply involved in their communities, as employers, taxpayers, and leaders.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    According to the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the nursery and greenhouse industry comprises the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Fase

  • 4. 
    The U.S. is the world's largest producer and market for nursery and greenhouse crops and these crops represent an important and unique segment of agriculture whose impact is felt on the national, state, and community level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Membership in regional, statewide, and local nursery/landscape organizations is not  very advantageous to developing a good network.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Before you plant a thing you should have a marketing plan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A study of the land resources is always a first order of priority and mistakes are always costly in time and money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The study of plant characteristics is not important.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Hardiness zone is best desribed as :
    • A. 

      Plants are rated on their tolerance to the cold temperatures encountered in a given zone.

    • B. 

      It is a map that identifies areas of average minimum cold temperatures.

    • C. 

      All of above

  • 10. 
    Plants known to be invasive and should not be grown are known as
    • A. 

      Perennials

    • B. 

      Invasion Plants

    • C. 

      Overwintering

    • D. 

      Weeds

  • 11. 
    Spray any herbicide regardless of any assurances that it is ok on any living part of the plant.
    • A. 

      Do

    • B. 

      Do NOT

  • 12. 
    _____ remove the label from liners until the field is mapped and all plants in the field are properly identified.
    • A. 

      Do

    • B. 

      Do NOT

  • 13. 
    Hybridizing plants is
    • A. 

      To make a plant grow

    • B. 

      To kill a plant

    • C. 

      To create new cultivars

    • D. 

      To water

  • 14. 
    Connoisseur/Collector/Specialty nurseries are
    • A. 

      Nurseries that cater to people looking for plants not readily available to the average gardener

    • B. 

      Nurseries are those that propagate plants by seedlings

    • C. 

      Nurseries that grow woody trees and shrubs in the ground that are harvested by ball and burlap methods.

    • D. 

      Nurseries that grow plants in containers, normally above ground.

  • 15. 
    Propagation Nurseries are
    • A. 

      S a intermediate form of production that combines in the ground production with the marketing flexibility of container production.

    • B. 

      Nurseries that grow plants in containers, normally above ground.

    • C. 

      Nurseries that grow woody trees and shrubs in the ground that are harvested by ball and burlap methods.

    • D. 

      Nurseries are those that propagate plants by seedlings

  • 16. 
    Field producers
    • A. 

      Grow Herbaceous perennial plants grown in the field that can be dug and shipped bareroot.

    • B. 

      Grow woody trees and shrubs in the ground that are harvested by ball and burlap methods.

    • C. 

      Is grouped with Pot-in-pot production systems

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Soilless Substrate Management
    • A. 

      To supply (dry land) with water by means of ditches, pipes, or streams; water artificially.

    • B. 

      is an essential management practice to test and document each load of substrate prior to planting.

  • 18. 
    A surface on which an organism grows or is attached is called a
    • A. 

      Substrate

    • B. 

      Ground

    • C. 

      Grass

  • 19. 
     Sweating is
    • A. 

      He act of trimming a plant

    • B. 

      the process that forces bud break and active growth. The main goals are to rehydrate the root systems and to increase the humidity and temperature surrounding the plants. These conditions force growth to start.

  • 20. 
    Weed Control Skills Do NOT  include
    • A. 

      Weed identification

    • B. 

      Trimming

    • C. 

      Weed scouting

    • D. 

      Weed management strategy

    • E. 

      Control

  • 21. 
    Overwintering is
    • A. 

      To supply with water

    • B. 

      to rehydrate the root systems and to increase the humidity and temperature surrounding the plants

    • C. 

      To survive the winter, often but not always, in a state of dormancy

  • 22. 
    ________is important to getting maximum growth with minimum loss to the environment.
    • A. 

      Sweating

    • B. 

      Nutrient management and monitoring

    • C. 

      Overwintering

    • D. 

      Substrate Management