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 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 The commission used software to search hundreds of Russian-language journals—ranging from natural sciences, agronomy, psychology, and medicine to economics and law—for text overlap. Dalmeet Singh Chawla, Science | AAAS, "Russian journals retract more than 800 papers after ‘bombshell’ investigation," 8 Jan. 2020 This exploration can’t happen without collaboration between organic chemists, biologists, botanists, agronomy experts, medical doctors, pharmacologists, and experts in clinical trials, drug formulation, and therapeutic product design. Andrea Holmes, STAT, "The cannabis boom could be good for science — and scientists," 27 Jan. 2020 The crews themselves are largely made up of Americans in their seventh year of graduate work in agronomy or applied social-media studies who also happen to be Olympic gold medalists. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "To Understand America, Look to Its College Sports," 17 Jan. 2020 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

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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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“Agronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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