Lesson 1 Quiz

(Lesson 1. Planning a Grazing System continued)

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1. Name the four steps involved in developing a whole farm plan. (Review the lesson material.)


2. True or False: A benefit of preparing a whole farm plan is that if you have written goals for your farm, and alternative strategies devised, then proactive and informed decisions can be made on how to allocate resources. (Review the lesson material.)


3. Using the table in Appendix D, how many pounds of dry matter per acre would a bluegrass/clover pasture have if there as 4 inches of usable forage (after 1-2 inches of ungrazed stubble is subtracted) and the stand is in good condition? (Review the lesson material.)


4. List two forage indicators and two environmental indicators that can be monitored to determine if a whole farm plan is working effectively. (Review the lesson material.)


5. True or False: A pasture with 75% to 90% ground cover with 10% to 25% bare ground is considered a good stand condition. (Review the lesson material.)


6. Name three of the observations you should make and record information for when assessing the present condition of a pasture. Please enter each answer on a separate line and within the box. (Review the lesson material.)


7. True or False: A continuous grazing system will result in a higher grazing efficiency than rotating pastures. (Review the lesson material.)


8. True or False: The whole farm planning process should include everyone that is affected by the farm and decisions made regarding its management. (Review the lesson material.)


9. What is the percentage dry matter in a sample of forage that had an initial weight of 10 ounces (plate and sample), and weighted 2 ounces (plate and sample) after microwaving the sample until there was no longer any weight loss? (assume the paper plate weights 1 ounce) (Review the lesson material.)


10. Name the four pasture monitoring tools discussed in this lesson. Please enter each answer on a separate line and within the box. (Review the lesson material.)