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Stevenson went to Purdue to study agronomy — the science of soil management and crop production.
But as talk of a border wall and a Muslim ban overtook the presidential campaign, Mr. Wielenga, the agronomy manager of a farmers’ co-op here in northwestern Iowa, had a change of heart.
The institute has been collaborating for several years with the University of Minnesota, where agronomy professor Donald Wyse also tackles the challenges of developing perennials into food crops.
There’s no shortage of how-to books catering to pot growers both in and out of the black market, but Colorado’s forthcoming guidebook aims to apply established agronomy practices to the production of marijuana.
Clifford Wright, who has traced the history of Sicilian-Arab foods in two books, Cucina Paradiso and A Mediterranean Feast, points to the Arab approaches to irrigation and agronomy, which led to larger crop yields.
Traditional agronomy transfers genes between plants whose kinship lets them interbreed.
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Origin and Etymology of agronomy
probably from French agronomie, from agro- + -nomie -nomy
First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
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Definition of agronomy for English Language Learners
: a science that deals with the methods used by farmers to raise crops and care for the soil
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