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Question 1: There are three main classes of manures used in ________ management:
Water wellSoilLandslideClay

Question 2: Higher organisms then feed on the fungi and bacteria in a chain of life that comprises the ________.
Food chainAutotrophSoil food webPrimary production

Question 3: In the past the term "manure" included inorganic ________, but this usage is now very rare.

Question 4: Animal manures may also include other animal products, such as wool shoddy (and other hair), feathers, ________ and bone.
Blood plasmaBloodRed blood cellPlatelet

Question 5: Green manures are crops grown for the express purpose of ________ them in, thus increasing fertility through the incorporation of nutrients and organic matter into the soil.
Garden forkPliersBillhookPlough

Question 6: Due to the relatively lower level of proteins in vegetable matter, herbivore manure has a milder smell than the dung of ________ or omnivores – for example, elephant dung is practically odorless.
CarnivorePredationHypercarnivoreFilter feeder

Question 7: The word manure came from ________ manuren meaning "to cultivate land", itself from French main-oeuvre, "hand work", referring to the work of cultivation.
Old NorseOld EnglishMiddle EnglishGreat Vowel Shift

Question 8: Manure is organic matter used as organic fertilizer in ________.
Intensive farmingOrganic farmingSustainable agricultureAgriculture

Question 9: Manures contribute to the fertility of the soil by adding organic matter and nutrients, such as ________ that is trapped by bacteria in the soil.

Question 10: Poultry droppings are harmful to plants when fresh but after a period of ________ are valuable fertilizers.
Home compostingCompostAnaerobic digestionIn-vessel composting


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