- the science of soil management and the production of field crops.
Also ag·ro·nom·ics [ag-ruh-nom-iks] /ˌæg rəˈnɒm ɪks/.
Origin of agronomy
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Examples from the Web for agronomy
Experts hailed from disciplines such as agronomy, exercise physiology, endocrinology, metabolomics, and rheology, among others.The Science of Ingredient Innovation
December 15, 2014
He is also soliciting funds for university fellowships in agronomy and engineering.Mexico’s Holy Warrior Against the Cartels
November 18, 2014
Boys were schooled in agronomy, mechanics and animal husbandry and pursued individual projects in these fields.Frying Pan Farm
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Even the chair of agronomy, the newest department of the colleges, must soon be separated into its units.
I remember me Dorothy, just the other day, when I still lectured on agronomy to farmer-boy students.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)
There is no branch of agronomy in which science and practice are more closely connected than in that of fruit-growing.Fruits of Queensland
- the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
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Word Origin and History for agronomy
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- The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
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