What's Wrong with the Plants?
Test Worksheet**(100 PTS.)
Use a separate piece of paper to answer the following essay questions. Support all your answers with evidence you have acquired in your lab, research, and/or presentations. You will be graded on your critical thinking, application of knowledge, thoroughness, and clarity. You may use any notes that you have accumulated throughout this unit.
The diagram below shows a plant growers tomato plant field. The soil type at different locations in the field isidentified. Use the diagram to answer question #1.
2. Scientists, farmers, and home gardeners all have to deal with plant pests and diseases. Some use chemical methods others prefer biological control. Compare and contrast some advantages and disadvantages of these two means of control. (25 pts.)
3. What would you advise a grower to do for the next year's planting if a section of his field has been infected with the root-knot nematode? Include your rationale (reasons why). (20 pts.)
4. Suppose you were writing a grant for the funding of a research project dealing with an aspect of plant pest/disease control. Explain how you would convince the funding agency the importance and global impact of your research. Support with examples. (25 pts.)
EXTRA CREDIT: (5 PTS.)
Describe the cause and effect of a famine caused by plant disease.
The University of Arizona
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
General Biology Program for Secondary Teachers