Agronomy Definition

ə-grŏnə-mē
noun
Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture.
American Heritage
The science and economics of crop production; management of farm land.
Webster's New World

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.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • scientific agriculture
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other
The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
American Heritage Science
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Other Word Forms of Agronomy

Noun

Singular:
agronomy
Plural:
agronomies

Origin of Agronomy

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

    From Wiktionary

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