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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You can avoid exposure from pesticides while using a backpack sprayer by checking equipment to make sure it is in good condition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because checking the equipment for good condition is an effective way to avoid exposure from pesticides while using a backpack sprayer. If the equipment is damaged or not functioning properly, it may lead to leaks or spills, increasing the risk of pesticide exposure. By ensuring that the equipment is in good condition, one can minimize the chances of accidents or mishaps that could result in exposure to harmful pesticides.

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  • 2. 

    The term abiotic refers to any organism that is alive and thriving.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. The term "abiotic" actually refers to non-living factors or components in an ecosystem, such as temperature, water, sunlight, and soil. It is used to describe the physical and chemical factors that influence the environment and the living organisms within it.

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  • 3. 

    Compressed air or backpack sprayers never need to be calibrated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Both compressed air and backpack sprayers need to be calibrated. Calibration is the process of adjusting the sprayer to ensure that it is delivering the correct amount of pesticide or other liquid. It is important to calibrate sprayers to ensure accurate application and avoid under or over-application of chemicals, which can have negative consequences on the effectiveness of the treatment and the environment.

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  • 4. 

    Identification of the cause of plant health problem is the first step in seeking a solution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that in order to find a solution to a plant health problem, the first step is to identify the cause of the problem. This implies that without knowing the cause, it would be difficult to effectively address the issue. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that identifying the cause is indeed the initial step in seeking a solution for plant health problems.

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  • 5. 

    Proper pesticide use is important only in terms of environmental protection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Proper pesticide use is not only important for environmental protection but also for human health and safety. When pesticides are used correctly, they can effectively control pests and minimize their impact on the environment. However, improper use of pesticides can lead to contamination of water sources, harm to non-target organisms, and potential risks to human health. Therefore, proper pesticide use is crucial for both environmental protection and human well-being.

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  • 6. 

    Integrated Pest Management is the process of developing the one system for controlling pests.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is not the process of developing one system for controlling pests. Instead, it is an approach that combines various methods and strategies to manage pests in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. IPM focuses on prevention, monitoring, and control of pests through techniques such as biological control, cultural practices, and the judicious use of pesticides when necessary. By integrating different approaches, IPM aims to minimize the reliance on chemical pesticides and reduce the potential risks to human health and the environment. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    Disease, weeds, and insects are the main harmful pests to ornamental turf.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because disease, weeds, and insects are indeed the main harmful pests to ornamental turf. These pests can cause damage to the turf, leading to discoloration, thinning, and even death of the grass. Diseases such as fungal infections can spread quickly and destroy large areas of turf. Weeds compete with the grass for resources and can overtake the turf if not controlled. Insects like grubs and chinch bugs feed on the grass, causing it to weaken and die. Therefore, disease, weeds, and insects are significant threats to the health and appearance of ornamental turf.

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  • 8. 

    Temperature, light, relative humidity, soil type, soil moisture, and essential minerals are the environmental factors that affect turfgrass health.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because temperature, light, relative humidity, soil type, soil moisture, and essential minerals are all important factors that can influence the health and growth of turfgrass. Temperature affects the growth rate and dormancy of the grass, while light availability is necessary for photosynthesis. Relative humidity can impact disease development, and soil type and moisture levels determine the availability of water and nutrients to the grass roots. Essential minerals are required for various physiological processes in the turfgrass. Therefore, all these environmental factors play a significant role in turfgrass health.

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  • 9. 

    The energy source that plants use during photosynthesis is moisture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Plants do not use moisture as an energy source during photosynthesis. Instead, they use sunlight as the primary source of energy. During photosynthesis, plants convert sunlight, along with carbon dioxide and water, into glucose (a form of sugar) and oxygen. The process of photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplasts of plant cells, where chlorophyll pigments capture sunlight and convert it into chemical energy. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 10. 

    Plants need pore space to allow water to reach the roots and to allow gas exchange to take place.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Plants require pore space to enable water to reach their roots and for gas exchange to occur. Pore space refers to the empty spaces or gaps in the soil or substrate where air and water can move freely. These spaces are crucial for roots to access water and nutrients from the soil, and for oxygen to reach the roots. Additionally, gas exchange is essential for plants to release carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen during photosynthesis. Therefore, the statement is true as pore space is necessary for the proper functioning and survival of plants.

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  • 11. 

    The steps involved in solving plant health problems are: 1. identify the problem, 2. determine the cause of the problem, and 3. apply pesticide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The correct steps involved in solving plant health problems are: 1. identify the problem, 2. determine the cause of the problem, and 3. implement appropriate solutions, which may include applying pesticides if necessary. The third step does not always involve applying pesticides, as there are often alternative methods of pest control that can be used.

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  • 12. 

    Traps and hand lenses are two monitoring tools used in turf management.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Traps and hand lenses are commonly used in turf management to monitor and assess the health and conditions of the turf. Traps are used to capture and identify pests or insects that may be damaging the turf, allowing for targeted pest control measures to be taken. Hand lenses, on the other hand, are used to closely inspect the turf for signs of disease, weed growth, or other issues that may require attention. These tools are valuable in maintaining the quality and appearance of turf, making the statement true.

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  • 13. 

    It is not always necessary to monitor a plant after a pest control system has been applied.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. It is always necessary to monitor a plant after a pest control system has been applied. This is because the effectiveness of the pest control system needs to be evaluated, and any potential re-infestations or new pest issues need to be identified and addressed promptly. Monitoring also helps in determining if additional treatments or adjustments to the pest control system are required.

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  • 14. 

    Soil is acidic if the pH factor is between 1 and 5; and is alkaline if the pH factor is between 6 and 10.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that soil is acidic if the pH factor is between 1 and 5, and alkaline if the pH factor is between 6 and 10. However, in reality, soil is considered acidic if the pH factor is below 7 and alkaline if the pH factor is above 7. A pH factor of 1 to 5 would be extremely acidic, while a pH factor of 6 to 10 would be more neutral or slightly alkaline.

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  • 15. 

    The basic needs of turfgrass are warmth, light, air, moisture, minerals and a growing medium.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The basic needs of turfgrass include warmth, light, air, moisture, minerals, and a growing medium. These factors are essential for the growth and maintenance of turfgrass. Warmth is necessary for optimal growth, while light is required for photosynthesis. Air circulation is important for the health of the grass, as it helps with gas exchange and prevents diseases. Moisture is needed to keep the turfgrass hydrated, and minerals are essential for its nutrition. Lastly, a suitable growing medium provides the necessary support for the roots to grow and anchor the grass. Therefore, the statement is true.

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