agronomy

noun
agron·​o·​my | \ə-ˈgrä-nə-mē \

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 \ adjective
agronomically \ -​mi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
agronomist \ ə-​ˈgrä-​nə-​mist \ noun

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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, sandiegouniontribune.com, "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, Cincinnati.com, "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, Philly.com, "USGA says No. 7 at Shinnecock won't happen in this year's U.S. Open. But what will? | Marcus Hayes," 22 May 2018 His father was a professor of agronomy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, editor of an agricultural journal, and director of distribution for the Southern States Cooperative, which later became a Fortune 500 company. BostonGlobe.com, "Tom Wolfe, creative chronicler of America’s idiosyncrasies, dead at 88," 17 May 2018 His father was a professor of agronomy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, editor of The Southern Planter, an agricultural journal, and director of distribution for the Southern States Cooperative, which later became a Fortune 500 Company. New York Times, "Tom Wolfe, 88, ‘New Journalist’ With Electric Style and Acid Pen, Dies," 15 May 2018 In making the decision, the board considered an agronomy study that included cost estimates to either maintain the 239-acre golf course or restore it at a future date. David Hernandez, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Water district decides to not water Salt Creek Golf Course," 12 Apr. 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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agronomy

noun

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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