Book description

This book was designed as study companion to help students in secondary and tertiary institutions offering courses in relevant fields of agricultural engineering profession. It helps provide a guide for students preparing for professional and graduate examinations. This study companion is packaged in two parts: Part 1 presents typical professional examination questions in agricultural engineering, some hints on solving specific problems. This part comprises of nine chapters and 201 structure-response questions and answers. The structured questions covers various courses such as agricultural engineering applications, an overview of various courses and content relevant to; Introduction to agricultural engineering: Socials, structures and historical perspectives, farm power sources and units, farm machinery and development, agricultural mechanization and technology, agribusiness and economics of machine use, natural (soil and water) resources and environment, farm stead planning and management, agricultural tractor systems and agricultural operations, Part 2 presents 100 multiple choice and alternative questions and answers covering various segments of the structured questions.

​Table of content

Preface. xii

PART 1          STRUCTURED-RESPONSE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS.. 13

CHAPTER 1    Agricultural Engineering & Society. 14   ​​N399.00  ($1)

1.1          Introduction to structure-response question. 14

1.2          Agricultural Engineering and Society. 14

1.3          Agricultural engineering and mechanization. 18

CHAPTER 2   Engineering Management and Economics of Machine Use. 28   ​​N399.00  ($1)

2.1          Management of engineering utilities. 28

2.2          Farm records management 29

2.3          Economics of machine use. 30

2.4          Maintenance and repairs. 46

CHAPTER 3    Farm Power & Machinery Development 50   ​​N399.00  ($1)

3.1          Farm power 50

3.2          Agricultural tractor systems and operation. 52

3.3          Fundamentals of internal combustion engine. 56

3.4          Power transmission system... 83

3.5          Tractor auxiliary systems. 87

3.6          The differential and final drive. 93

3.7          Tractor tyres. 94

3.8          Farm machinery development 105

CHAPTER 4    Agricultural Field operations. 107   ​​N399.00  ($1)

4.1          Agricultural field operations. 107

4.2          Land clearing and development 108

4.3          Land surveying.. 114

4.4          Farmstead development 116

4.5          Agricultural soils & and dynamics. 120

4.6          Tillage operation. 122

4.7          Machinery field performance. 146

CHAPTER 5   Crop planting & establishment 154   ​​N399.00  ($1)

5.1          Crop planting methods & equipment 154

5.2          Thinning operation. 174

5.3          Crop establishment 180

CHAPTER 6    Farm Structures and Environmental Control 189   ​​N399.00  ($1)

6.1          Farm storage structures. 189

6.2          Agricultural wastes management 191

CHAPTER 7   ​Soil & Water Resources Management 195   ​​N399.00  ($1)

7.1          Soil and water resources. 195

7.2          Soil erosion & control 207

7.3          Irrigation & drainage. 209

CHAPTER 8     ​Handling of Agricultural Materials & Processing.. 219   ​​N399.00  ($1)

8.1          Agricultural material handling.. 219

8.2          Drying & moisture movement in agricultural materials. 229

8.3          Agricultural material drying processes. 234

8.4          Crop handling and storage. 237

8.5          Crop harvest and handling.. 242

CHAPTER 9    ​Animal Housing Requirement 245   ​​N399.00  ($1)

9.1          Animal thermal environment 245

9.2          Animal housing requirement and design. 246

Part 3   ​ MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS.. 252

CHAPTER 10   ​Alternative to multiple-choice questions. 253   ​​N399.00  ($1)

Answers to alternative multiple-choice question. 255

CHAPTER 11      ​Multiple-choice questions. 257   ​​N399.00  ($1)

11.1        Agricultural mechanization. 257

11.2        Agricultural tractor systems and maintenance. 259

11.3        Land surveying and measurement 262

11.4        Soil and water conservation. 263

11.5        Crop harvest and storage. 265

Answers to multiple-choice questions. 267

Part 4   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM   CONTENT. 269

Agricultural Engineering Curriculum... 270

12.1        National Diploma Curriculum... 270

12.2        Course outline and contents offered at National Diploma level 272

12.2.1         Course:  Farm power and machinery. 272

12.2.2         Course: ABET 213 Irrigation and Drainage. 275

12.2.3         Course:  ABE 222: Farm machinery and mechanization 2. 279

12.2.4         Course:  ABE 215 Farm power 283

12.2.5         Course: ABE 223 Soil and water conservation. 286

12.2.6         Course: ABE 224 Construction and maintenance of farm structures. 290

12.2.7         Course: ABE 214 Agricultural materials handling technology. 294

12.2.8         Course: AET 225 postharvest technology and storage. 298

12.2.9         Course:  ABE 230 Farm machinery management 302

References. 307

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