agronomy[ə grän′ə mē]
the science and economics of crop production; management of farm land
Origin of agronomyFrench agronomie ; from Old French agronome, agriculturist ; from Classical Greek agronomos, overseer of the public lands ; from agros (see acre) + -nomos (see -nomy)
Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture.
- ag′ro·nom′ic , ag′ro·nom′i·cal
From French agronomie, from agronome (“agriculturist”), from Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, “field”) + νόμος (nomos, “law”).