Noun Compound • Noun compound (also called noun adjunct) are group of words, usually two but sometimes more, joined together into one vocabulary that function as a single part of speech. A noun compound may consists of noun+noun, adjective+noun or verb+noun. Noun compounds consist of noun+noun • Palm oil plantations are found along the road from Jambi to Palembang. • Vegetable oil is one of Indonesia’s export commodities to Australia. • One of the ways to increase rice production has been the creation of new rice varieties through a series of research. • The baby corns and lettuce can be grown in a multiple cropping system. • Various farm products from Kerinci such as fruits and vegetables are exported to Asean countries.
Noun compounds consist of adjective+noun • Floriculture is a branch of horticultural science studying the cultivation of ornamental plants. • The Bogor Botanical Garden is the largest garden in South East Asia, in terms of its flora and fauna. • The old farmer is still strong enough to work everyday in his farm. • To stimulate root growth on a hard wood cutting, you must apply an auxin at 1000 ppm. • The quality of a flower is determined by its floral features such as diameter, peduncle length, colour and fragrance.
Noun compounds consist of verb+noun • The travel agent plays an important role in promoting agro-tourism in Indonesia. • The control mechanism of temperature, light intensity and photoperiod in a growth chamber are by a control panel outside the chamber. • In plant tissue culture system, the inoculation of the explant is carried out in a transfer cabinet to avoid microbial contamination. • Any plants and animals brought from overseas should be checked by a quarantine officer for their healthy and safety to human being. • Don’t forget to complete the check list before submitting your application form.
Students’ activity Make your own sentences employing the following noun compounds. You may add other noun compound(s) in the same sentence to support your idea. • Food crops Harvest time • Growing season Rain forest • Germ plasm Hybrid crop • Artificial drying Growth habit • Pest control Modern technology • Hand tractor Tuber crops • Hot pepper Rice field • Agricultural development Rural area • Ornamental plants Technical irrigation system