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

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 Pro golf on so many weeks is a comfortable environment for elite athletes who have elite equipment and elite agronomy at their command. Jim Mccabe,, 15 June 2022 Chris Gaesser, 36, who returned to the farm after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in agronomy, asked with a laugh. New York Times, 9 July 2022 But with advanced agronomy practices, golfers may be surprised as course conditions improve despite the worsening drought, Brandon Fox, the PGA director of golf for the Rose Bowl Stadium, told KABC. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 20 June 2022 Still, the County has not paid attention to sectors with huge potential like agriculture and agronomy, and tourism while the current Office of Economic and Workforce Development is not supporting or even accurately measuring current efforts. Baltimore Sun, 17 May 2022 That's actually not different from what Norman Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in agronomy, kickstarted with the Green Revolution. Heather Wishart-smith, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Digital agronomy can boost environmental sustainability as well, because farmers use 70% of the world’s freshwater supplies and a third of production is lost or wasted. Robert B. Zoellick, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2022 There has never been as much data in the field of agronomy as there is now. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Like many kidnapping victims, her son, an agronomy student, was beaten during his ordeal. Washington Post, 9 Oct. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'agronomy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of agronomy

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agronomy

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

Buying Guide

A love for education starts at an early age. The Reviews team researched the best science toys for kids to jumpstart their learning.

Learn More About agronomy

Time Traveler for agronomy

Time Traveler

The first known use of agronomy was in 1796

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near agronomy




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for agronomy

Last Updated

27 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Agronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on agronomy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for agronomy


Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!