agron·​o·​my | \ ə-ˈgrä-nə-mē How to pronounce agronomy (audio) \

Definition of agronomy

: a branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management

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Other Words from agronomy

agronomic \ ˌa-​grə-​ˈnä-​mik How to pronounce agronomy (audio) \ adjective
agronomically \ ˌa-​grə-​ˈnä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce agronomy (audio) \ adverb
agronomist \ ə-​ˈgrä-​nə-​mist How to pronounce agronomy (audio) \ noun

Examples of agronomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The natural atmospheric nitrogen is seriously stable, according to Jeffrey Volenec, an agronomy professor at Purdue University. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 Babe eventually took a PhD in agronomy and got a job as a research scientist with a seed company in Scotland County. Tony Earley, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 Todd Bohn is the new director of agronomy for Desert Mountain Club. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 13 July 2021 Oberly is the director of agronomy at Miacomet Golf Course, where he’s tasked with keeping the club’s 18 holes lush and verdant., 1 July 2021 Sodding of fairways and rough with Zeon Zoysia and seeding of greens with 007 bentgrass may be completed by July, golf superintendent and director of agronomy Eric Puls estimated. Mark Kazlowski, Dallas News, 9 May 2021 Gallo earned her bachelor's degree in agronomy from Cornell University, her master's in crop science and her doctorate in genetics from North Carolina State University. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2021 Williams, Rowe and director of agronomy Michael Dieckhoff joined Robertson on the course to critique each hole for possible changes. Mark Kazlowski, Dallas News, 9 May 2021 Rick Cruse, an agronomy professor at Iowa State University whose research on soil erosion includes remote sensing and satellite imagery, found Thaler’s results to be reasonable. Becca Dzombak, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of agronomy

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agronomy

probably from French agronomie, from agro- + -nomie -nomy

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The first known use of agronomy was in 1796

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20 Aug 2021

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“Agronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of agronomy

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

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