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 After the military, McGill completed an agronomy degree in two and half years, graduating from UGA in 1951. Martha Anne Tudor, ajc, "Frank McGill, 95, helped save Georgia peanut farms," 12 Mar. 2021 Despite the early start times, Widener was never late to work, according to Dan Figueras, the director of agronomy at Kierland. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "From reliever to greenkeeper: Offseason golf course job keeps Taylor Widener busy," 5 Mar. 2021 Wunderlich is the director of grounds and agronomy at Edgewood, and his main concern weeks before the games was the amount of snow (nearly four feet) that fell in the area three weeks before the game. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "The NHL meets Lake Tahoe: How the league will pull off outdoor games on picturesque golf course," 18 Feb. 2021 Foster received his doctorate in agronomy from LSU., "New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for Dec. 27, 2020," 27 Dec. 2020 Harrell was the rice extension specialist and will continue his agronomy research., "New Orleans, Baton Rouge People in Business for Dec. 6, 2020," 6 Dec. 2020 Harrell has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture science from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in soil science from Stephen F. Austin State University and a doctorate from LSU in agronomy., "New Orleans, Baton Rouge People in Business for Dec. 6, 2020," 6 Dec. 2020 For instance, the Russian part of the International Space Station has a greenhouse for testing off-planet agronomy. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "Our Health Depends on Our Homes and Work Spaces," 18 Aug. 2020 Today’s farmers are at the mercy of world markets as well as areas such as agronomy, climate change and new technologies. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Edited video of Mike Bloomberg appears to insult farmers, factory workers, but there's more to the story," 17 Feb. 2020

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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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17 Mar 2021

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“Agronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 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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