agronomy

[ uh-gron-uh-mee ]
/ əˈgrɒn ə mi /

noun

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

First recorded in 1805–15; agro- + -nomy

Related forms

ag·ro·nom·ic, ag·ro·nom·i·cal, adjectiveag·ro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverba·gron·o·mist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for agronomics (1 of 2)

agronomics

/ (ˌæɡrəˈnɒmɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of economics dealing with the distribution, management, and productivity of land

Derived Forms

agronomic or agronomical, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for agronomics (2 of 2)

agronomy

/ (əˈɡrɒnəmɪ) /

noun

the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production

Derived Forms

agronomist, noun
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Science definitions for agronomics

agronomy

[ 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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