agronomy

[ uh-gron-uh-mee ]
/ əˈgrɒn ə mi /

noun

the science of soil management and the production of field crops.

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Also ag·ro·nom·ics [ag-ruh-nom-iks]. /ˌæg rəˈnɒm ɪks/.

Origin of agronomy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM agronomy

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 agronomy

agronomy
/ (əˈɡrɒnəmɪ) /

noun

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

Derived forms of agronomy

agronomist, noun
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Scientific definitions for agronomy

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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