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 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 After the military, McGill completed an agronomy degree in two and half years, graduating from UGA in 1951. Martha Anne Tudor, ajc, 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, 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, 18 Feb. 2021 Foster received his doctorate in agronomy from LSU., 27 Dec. 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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28 May 2021

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“Agronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 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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