noun \ə-ˈgrä-nə-mē\

: a science that deals with the methods used by farmers to raise crops and care for the soil

Full Definition of AGRONOMY

:  a branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management
ag·ro·nom·ic \ˌa-grə-ˈnä-mik\ adjective
ag·ro·nom·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
agron·o·mist \ə-ˈgrä-nə-mist\ noun

Origin of AGRONOMY

probably from French agronomie, from agro- + -nomie -nomy
First Known Use: 1814


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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