Agronomy meaning

ə-grŏnə-mē
The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
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Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture.
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The science and economics of crop production; management of farm land.
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The science of utilizing plants, animals and soils for food, fuel, feed, and fiber and more. To do this effectively and sustainably, agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, animal sciences and soil science.
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Origin of agronomy

  • From French agronomie, from agronome (“agriculturist”), from Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, “field”) + νόμος (nomos, “law”).

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