The term sericulture is used for (a) culture of bacteria (b) rearing of silkworm (c) making silk fabric from silk yarn (d) production of sarees
Sericulture is the rearing of a large number of silkworms to obtain silk fibre. Sericulture means ‘silk farming’.
The rearing of silkworms for obtaining silk is called (a) cocoon (b) silk (c) sericulture (d) silviculture
Question 7 Out of the following, which are the two terms related to silk production? Sericulture, floriculture, moriculture, apiculture and silviculture. Hints: (i) Silk production involves cultivation of mulberry leaves and rearing silkworms. (ii) The scientific name of mulberry is Morus alba.
Rearing of silkworms for the production of silk is called:
State whether the following statements are True or False. If false, correct them. [5 MARKS]
(a) Yak hair is not used to make woolen fabric.
(b) In the process of obtaining wool from fleece, sorting is done after scouring.
(c) The rearing of silkworms for obtaining silk is called silviculture.
(d) In India, camels and goats are generally reared for obtaining wool.
(e) Silkworms are caterpillars of the silk moth.