WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM /WEEK 5
CLASS: Grade 2
DATE: 26th June, 2020
SUBJECT: Pre-vocational Studies
TOPIC: Annual and Perennial Crops
Reference: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Some plants complete their life cycle within a year, that is to say after they are planted they reach maturity within a year; While some other plants take two or more years to complete a life cycle and mature.
Notes for the pupils
Annual crops are crops that are grown from seed to mature plants in a growing season or year. They are planted, they germinate, produce fruits, and die within one year. Examples are maize, rice, beans, wheat, guinea corn, tomatoes.
Perennial crops are crops that grow from seed to mature plants in more than two years. They live and keep producing for many years. Examples are oil palm, cocoa, rubber, cashew, mango, banana etc.
(a) Annual Crops.
(b) Perennial Crops.
- Give three examples of annual and perennial crops respectively.