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

Examples of agronomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The farm, its 600 acres located at the foot of the active Poás Volcano, is considered the coffee company's global agronomy headquarters. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Instagram-Worthy Starbucks Stores That Are Definitely Worth Booking a Flight For," 20 Aug. 2019 The halts in river traffic have been a constant headache this planting season for Mike Christenson, agronomy division manager at Countryside Cooperative, a grain elevator and storage facility in Wisconsin. New York Times, "Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water," 31 May 2019 The Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund, a government body that collects taxes on palm oil exports, also funds some research, but most of it is in agronomy and postharvesting processing, not on biodiversity or social and economic issues. Dyna Rochmyaningsih, Science | AAAS, "Courting controversy, scientists team with industry to tackle one of the world’s most destructive crops," 11 July 2019 Wayne Carpenter, who began working as a superintendent at Torrey Pines in 2006, and now oversees agronomy at the Balboa Park and Mission Bay courses, said the Open preparation greatly boosted the staff level and that has been maintained since ’08. Tod Leonard,, "Decade later, U.S. Open memories draw many fans to Torrey Pines," 12 June 2018 These are steps forward but need to be closely vetted, said Kladivko, the agronomy professor at Purdue University. Emily Hopkins,, "Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that," 4 July 2018 Schultz greets Carlos Mario Rodriguez, director of global agronomy at Starbucks, with a big smile and a familiar handshake. Justin Worland/alajuela, Time, "Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?," 21 June 2018 Harvesting the marijuana was a difficult process from the start, said Eduardo Blasina, an agronomy engineer who held a minority stake in the companies that supply pharmacies. Leonardo Haberkorn, Fox News, "Uruguay struggling to meet demand for legal marijuana," 13 June 2018 The organization relies on weather reports and agronomy wizardry to push a course to the limits of fairness, and routinely the courses become unfair. Marcus Hayes,, "USGA says No. 7 at Shinnecock won't happen in this year's U.S. Open. But what will? | Marcus Hayes," 22 May 2018

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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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Cite this Entry

“Agronomy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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