agronomy[ə grän′ə mē]
agronomy definition by Webster's New World
the science and economics of crop production; management of farm land
Origin: French agronomie ; from Old French agronome, agriculturist ; from Classical Greek agronomos, overseer of the public lands ; from agros (see acre) plush -nomos (see -nomy)
agronomy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture.
- agˌro·nomˈic , agˌro·nomˈi·cal adjective
- a·gronˈo·mist noun
agronomy - Science Definition
The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.