Origin of AGRONOMY
probably from French agronomie,
First Known Use: 1814
agronomy noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Branch of agriculture that deals with field crop production and soil management. Agronomists generally work with crops that are grown on a large scale (e.g., small grains) and that require relatively little management. Agronomic experiments focus on a variety of factors relating to crop plants, including yield, diseases, cultivation, and sensitivity to factors such as climate and soil.
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