- 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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- (functioning as singular) the branch of economics dealing with the distribution, management, and productivity of land
- the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
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Word Origin and History for agronomics
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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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