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agronomy

Syllabification: a·gron·o·my
Pronunciation: /əˈɡränəmē
 
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Definition of agronomy in English:

noun

The science of soil management and crop production.
Example sentences
  • The core group excludes several private colleges and universities as well as some public institutions that produce agronomy and crop science graduates but which are not part of the land grant system.
  • There, Borlaug oversaw foundation research in genetics, breeding, plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, soil science, and cereal technology.
  • In the fall of 2003, the authors and several of their colleagues conducted a telephone survey of representatives from a range of institutions offering a major in agronomy or crop science.

Origin

early 19th century: from French agronomie, from agronome 'agriculturist', from Greek agros 'field' + -nomos 'arranging' (from nemein 'arrange').

Derivatives

agronomic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌaɡrəˈnämik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Educating a farmer on the agronomic value of crop rotation and helping them find additional markets for more crops will usually ensure that they rotate wisely.
  • This should not be a factor, however, if manure is applied at agronomic rates to meet crop nutrient needs.
  • Once registered, it will offer growers agronomic and safety features not found in current herbicides.

agronomical

2
Pronunciation: /ˌaɡrəˈnämikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Practices like agronomical management and integrated pest management were also emphasised.
  • Strawberry is an important crop of agronomical interest worldwide.
  • Many aspects of plant biology are relevant to this challenge, and modern genomic biology will be essential to complement traditional physiological and agronomical studies.

agronomically

3
Pronunciation: /ˌaɡrəˈnämik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • If a farmer does everything agronomically within the organic standards, then the product will be considered certified organic, even if there are traces of contamination.
  • ‘This work will add to our understanding of genome organization and the evolutionary relationship between three agronomically important crops,’ says Ware.
  • Which crops are agronomically well-adapted to my soils and climate and will maintain and improve the long term productivity and health of my soil?

agronomist

4
noun
Example sentences
  • Agricultural Research Service agronomist Melanie Newman is the curator for finger millet and other warm-season cereals, forages, and turfgrasses.
  • Rwanda's minister of agriculture sent teams of agronomists to assess making land available for refugee settlement.
  • In a paper entitled ‘Research and Extension Approaches for Conservation Agriculture’ Zimbabwean-based agronomist Patrick Wall stated that the technologies increase water infiltration.

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