agriculture facts Selected as the most interesting among botany related questions in Botany quiz Which European country has the most fertile land?Ukraine. Chernozem (pictured, literally black earth) is a soil containing a high percentage of humus. It is very fertile and produces a high agricultural yield. Chernozem occurs in many places in the world, but it is the most common and the deepest in Ukraine. Throughout its history, Ukraine has been one of the powerhouses of world agriculture due to its fertile conditions.Created by: globalquiz.orgsoil facts » What kind of plantation is that?Asparagus. Young shoots of asparagus are covered to exclude light to prevent photosynthesis and the production of chlorophyll, and thus remain pale in color and delicate in flavor and texture. This technique is called blanching.Created by: globalquiz.orgcrops facts » Which plant is hazardous to harvest when it is wet?Tobacco. Green Tobacco Sickness is a type of nicotine poisoning caused by the dermal absorption of nicotine from the surface of wet tobacco plants. The symptoms inclue vomiting, headache and fluctuations in blood pressure and heart rate. These may be so severe as to require emergency medical treatment.Created by: brainynicotine facts » Which crop makes these fields yellow?Rapeseed was the third leading source of vegetable oil in the world in 2000, after soybean and oil palm. In Europe, rapeseed is primarily cultivated for animal feed. The crop is also grown as a winter-cover crop. It provides good coverage of the soil in winter, and limits nitrogen run-off.Created by: Monica Stillerfarming facts » Which crop makes these fields blue?Lavender is grown commercially for the extraction of essential oils. It is also grown as a condiment and used in salads and dressings. There is a color named for the shade of its flowers.Created by: Steve Lambertycolors facts » Which country is the leading producer of tobacco?China. In recent years, the production of tobacco is growing due to increased productivity by developing nations. The top producers of tobacco are China (39.6%), India (8.3%), Brazil (7.0%) and the United States (4.6%).Created by: globalquiz.orgtobacco facts » What kind of plantation is that?Asparagus. Hilling, earthing up or ridging is the technique of piling soil up around the base of a plant, which buries the normally above-ground part of the plant. Hilling promotes the desired growth of asparagus, it also prevents the production of chlorophyl, which keeps asparagus pale and delicate.Created by: globalquiz.orgplants facts » What kind of plantation is that?Tobacco is easy to be recognized because of its large leaves. Production of tobacco hit its top in 1992, during which 7.5 million tons of leaf were produced. Later, it dropped to 5.7 million tons in 1997. Today however, the production is growing due to increased productivity by developing nations. It was 7.1 million tons in 2010.Created by: globalquiz.orgbotany facts » In order to protect seeds of the edible plants, the Global Seed Vault has been built. Where is it located?Spitsbergen permafrost. The Svalbrad Global Seed Vault (norw. Svalbrad globale frøhvelv) is located Svalbrad archipelago, at the Sptisbergen Island in Norway. It has been built to safely store seeds of edible plants from all over the world in case of any cataclism. Vault located is in the tunnel digged in the permafrost. Currently over 1.5 mln specimens are storedCreated by: lanusienkascience facts » Play botany quiz and see all the questions.